Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Weldon mss., 1946-1989, consist of the papers of British author and playwright Fay Weldon, 1933- . Weldon's writings include novels, short stories, scripts for the stage, radio and television, including several episodes for the popular television series Upstairs, Downstairs. She has adapted novels by other writers to the stage and screen and worked as an advertising copywriter for various firms in London. Many of Weldon's writings, particularly novels such as The Life and Loves of a She-Devil , reflect a feminist viewpoint. She has achieved various honors, including the Giles Cooper Award for best radio play, 1978, for Polaris and the Booker McConnell Prize nomination, 1979, for her novel Praxis.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence, II. Writings, III. Photographs, IV. Miscellaneous, V. Printed, VI. Clippings. An inventory of the collection is available. A finding aid is also available.

Purchase. 1989

Collection size: 20,000 items

Related manuscripts: Weldon mss. II

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.