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Literary Societies

This is a listing of literary societies that are dedicated to authors, illustrators, and characters in children's literature.  Limited to children's and young adult literature, this list includes societies in the United States and in England.  If you know of any other literary societies that should be included, or additions and corrections, please contact Ellen Ruffin , Curator.

Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott Memorial Assn.
P. O. Box 343
Concord, MA 01742
Stephanie M. Upton, Director
Phone: 508-369-4118
Phone: 508-369-5617
Fax: 508-369-1367

Horatio Alger
Horatio Alger Society
P. O. Box 70361
Richmond, VA 23255
Robert E. Kasper, Secretary

L.Frank Baum
International Wizard of Oz Club
1438 N. Ullman Street
Appleton, WI 54911-3930
Fred M. Meyer, Secretary

Alfred Bestall
The Followers of Rupert
29 Mill Road
Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2RU
John Beck

Enid Blyton
Enid Blyton Annual Meeting
60 Eastbury Road
Watford, Hertfordshire, WD1 4JL, UK
Norman Wright

The Enid Blyton Book & Ephemera Collector's Society
69 Yew Tree Drive
Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2HH, UK
Richard Walker

Enid Blyton Literary Society
93 Milford Hill
Salisbury, Wilts, SP1 2QL
Tony Summerfield

Elinor Brent-Dyer
Friends of the Chalet School
4 Rock Terrace, Coleford
Bath, Somerset, BA3 5NF
United Kingdom
Ann Mackie-Hunter, Secretary
Phone: 01373 812705

Walter Brooks
Friends of Freddy
5A Laurel Hill Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770-1779
Connie Arnold, Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: 301-474-1982

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Burroughs Bibliophiles
Burroughs Memorial Collection
University of Louisville Library
Louisville, KY 40292
George McWhorter, Director
Phone: 502-852-8729
Fax: 502-852-8734

Randolph Caldecott
Randolph Caldecott Society
Clatterwick House, Little Leigh
Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4RJ
United Kingdom
Kenneth N. Oultram, Secretary
Phone: 01606 891303

Randolph Caldecott Society of America
112 Crooked Tree Trail
Moultrie Trails, RR 4
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
Gwen Reichert, President

Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll Society of North America
1655 34th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Joel Birenbaum, President

Lewis Carroll
The Lewis Carroll Society
Acorns, Dergate
Nr. Faversham, Kent, ME13 9HG
United Kingdom
Sarah Stanfiel, Secretary
Lewis Carroll

Daresbury Lewis Carroll Society
Clatterwick House, Little Leigh
Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4RJ
United Kingdom
Kenneth N. Oultram, Secretary
Phone: 01606 891303

Walt Disney
National Fantasy Fan Club for
Disneyana Enthusiasts
P. O. Box 19212
Irvine, CA 92713
Frank Pascale III, President
Phone: 714-731-4705

George Henty
The Henty Society
Fox Hall, Kelshall
Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 9SE
United Kingdom
Mrs. Ann J. King, Secretary
Phone: 01763 287208

C.S. Lewis
New York C. S. Lewis Society
c/o James Como
York College
Jamaica, NY 11451
Phone: 718-262-2400

Jack London
Jack London Research Center
P. O. Box 337
14300 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Winifred Kingman, Executive Officer
Phone: 707-996-2888
Fax: 770-996-4107

Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy-Tacy Society
c/o Heritage Center
415 Cherry Street
Mankato, MN 56001-3741
Lona Falenczykowski, President
Phone: 507-345-8103

George MacDonald
George MacDonald Society
The Library, King's College
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

L. M. Montgomery
Kindred Spirits of P. E. I.
Prince Edward Island, Canada COB 1MO
Lyndell Classon

Edith Nesbit
The Edith Nesbit Society
1 Dover House, Maple Road
London, SE20 8EN
United Kingdom
Nicholas Reed, Chairman
Phone: 0181 659 5776

Beatrix Potter
The Beatrix Potter Society
32 Etchingham Park Road
Finchley, London, N3 2DT
United Kingdom
Mrs. Marian Werner, Secretary
Phone: 0181 346 8031

Arthur Rackham
The Arthur Rackham Society
c/o 7 Gardeners Hill Road, Boundstone
Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4RL
United Kingdom
Richard Rail, Secretary

Arthur Ransome
The Arthur Ransome Society
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL, UK
Abbott Hall

Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson Club
5 Albyn Place
Edinburgh, EH2 4NJ
A J R Ferguson WS, Secretary
Phone: 0131 225 6665
Fax: 0131 220 1015

Arthur Szyk
Arthur Szyk Society
1200 Edgehill Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Irwin Ungar, Executive Director
Phone: 650-343-9578
Fax: 650-579-6014

J.R.R. Tolkien
American Hobbit Association
P. O. Box 51
Mason, OH 45040
Renee Arwen Alper, Executive Director
Phone: 513-398-4742

The Tolkien Society
210 Prestbury Road
GL52 3ER
Sally Kennett, Secretary

American Tolkien Society
c/o Phil Helms
P. O. Box 373
Highland, MI 48357-0373
Phil Helms, President
Phone: 813-585-0985

Mark Twain
Mark Twain Research Foundation
c/o Mark Twain Birthplace
Route 1, Box 54
Stoutsville, MO 65283
Catherine Allen, President
Phone: 573-565-3449
Fax: 573-565-2272

William Allen White
William Allen White Foundation
University of Kansas
School of Journalism
Lawrence, KS 66045
James Gentry, Director
Phone: 913-864-4755
Fax: 913-864-5318

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society
P. O. Box 269
Pepin, WI 54759
Mary Fayerweather, Secretary
Phone: 715-442-3161

Charlotte Mary Yonge
The Charlotte M Yonge Fellowship
8 Anchorage Terrance
Durham DH1 3DL
United Kingdom
Clemence Schultze, Secretary