World War II Materials from Dorothy L. Sayers
Scope and Contents
This archive contains 19 folders of materials, and one book was removed and is now stored in the book collection. Contents are arranged in the following order: Author’s Planning Committee materials, unidentified typescripts, correspondence, knitting notes, and crossword puzzles.
- Created: 1939-1943
Conditions Governing Access
Copies or publication of materials by Dorothy L. Sayers require permissions from the Sayers Literary Executor.
Biographical or Historical Information
Dorothy L. Sayers contributed to the war effort during World War II in a variety of ways. This archive shows her involvement with the Author's Planning Committee (which was in charge of writing propaganda for British civilians) where she served as an advisor to the Ministry of Information. Also included in the archive are correspondence and instructions for knitting clothing for trawlermen.
The material in this archive was acquired at auction from Sotheby's in London by the Wade Center in 2000. The original Sotheby's lot(s) included in this archive are: Lot 293 i-ii, and v-vi. Lot 293 iii-iv is now in the Dorothy L. Sayers manuscript collection of the Wade Center (see DLS / MS-347-359), and the copy of Begin Here from Lot 293 vi is now stored in the Wade Center's book collection.
1.00 box : 19 folders
Language of Materials
This archive contains materials relating to Dorothy L. Sayers's work during World War II, including her advisory role in the Author's Planning Committee, and correspondence regarding knitting clothes for trawlermen.
Source of Acquisition
Wade Center Book Collection: containing the Begin Here volume (London: Victor Gollancz, 1940) removed from this archive. HN15 .S29 1940 c. 5
Other Descriptive Information
There is an acquisition file for this collection. Letter from John Thurmer dated May 17, 2010 included in folder 8. There is a research copy of this collection.
Processed by Laura Schmidt
- World War II Materials from Dorothy L. Sayers
- Laura Schmidt
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