Gardiner, Judy (1922- )
Scope:
The Judy Gardiner collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, research materials, legal materials, audio materials, and other items.

The collection includes manuscripts for novels and novellas, short stories, stage plays and screenplays, and a non-fiction work. Manuscripts are primarily typescript and marked with holograph corrections.  Novel and novella manuscripts include The Big Goodnight (Hamlyn, 1982), Coming Up! (incomplete), My Love, My Land (Hamlyn, 1980), The Power of Sergeant Mettleship (M. Joseph, 1967), The Quick and the Dead (Hamlyn, 1981), and Who Was Sylvia? (Severn House, 1982). Undated items consist of Echoes of Violence, Liverpool, Ten Days in a Golden City, I Wish I Were Miss Wedlock, Mother Chay, Come Home Soon, Someone at the Door, Short Day, Long Night, Dream Canoe, Hitler’s Children, All on a Summer’s Day, Three Women, Miss Gathercole’s Girls, and The Rose Bowl.  Short story manuscripts include "Dear Nigel," "I Love You, Sugarpuss," "Me and Charlie," "A Present for Felix," "Driving Through Gauray," "The Girl Who Had Everything," and others. Many of these stories appeared in Women’s Realm magazine.
Collected play manuscripts include "Anniversary," "You and Your Old German," "On Winter Evenings We Play Mah-Jong," Cardinal Passions," and other items. A screenplay for "’Fidelia’" by Jo and Gerry O’Hara is present, as well.  Also collected is Mother Chat, a non-fiction work illustrated by Tony Hatt.

The collection includes both professional and personal correspondence. Professional correspondence consists of letters from Jack Marriot, Jo Frank, Robert Bell, and Ann Evory. Letters from fans and family (1970-95) constitute personal correspondence.

Printed materials include a issues of Good Housekeeping, Libelle, Models de Paris, Woman’s Realm, Musical Opinion, Woman’s Weekly, and other miscellaneous magazine. Also present are reviews (1980-94), articles, ads, and pictures.

Collected research materials include notes for Miss Gathercole's Girls, as well as notes taken in London’s Imperial War Museum regarding extermination camp sequences in All on a Summer’s Day.

Legal materials in the collection consist of approximately 50 agreements and contracts, dating between the 1960s and 1990s.

The collection includes three of Gardiner's stories on book-on-tape cassettes.

Miscellaneous items include two notebooks, a 1984 diary, and two portraits.

Notable Figures
1. Gardiner, Judy, 1922-
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Novels and Short Stories Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Novelists
4. English literature – Women authors
5. Novels
6. English literature – 20th century
7. Authors, English