Aiken, Joan (1924-2004)
Scope:
The Joan Aiken collection primarily consists of correspondence from the files of Brandt and Brandt, Aiken’s literary agents. These are mostly letters from Aiken with carbon typescripts of letters from Charles Schlessiger; while professional in nature, they often include remarks on her family, friends, travels and writing.

Also included in the collection is correspondence with publishers (Jonathan Cape, Delacorte Press, Diogenes Verlach Zurich, Penguin, Verlag Friedrich Oetinger), literary agents (J. E. Black, Brasil; Mercedes Casanovas, Barcelona; La Nouvelle Agence, Paris; Mohrbooks Literary Agency, Zurich), magazines (Cricket, Good Housekeeping, Seventeen), and producers (the BBC; Odeon, Prague; Walt Disney Productions; Zenith Productions, Ltd., London).

These letters date from 1963 to 1994 (excluding 1987), and include notable letters from Conrad Aiken, Abraham Burack (12 letters), Robert Manning, and Howard Moss.

Included among the letters are manuscripts by Aiken, including numerous short stories, poems, book reviews, bibliographies, a speech, and a printed article about Aiken.
Notable Figures
1. Aiken, Joan
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Children's Literature Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Editing and Publishing Subject Guide
4. Children's Literature Subject Guide
5. Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Subject Guide
6. Helen Deutsch Research Section
7. Short stories
8. Poems
9. English literature – Women authors
10. English literature – 20th century
11. Authors, English
12. Literary agents
13. Speeches, addresses, etc.