Special Collections and University Archives

The mission of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives is to collect, arrange, describe, preserve, and service records of enduring historical value for research, instructional, and administrative use. The archival and manuscript collecting program of the department is an extension of the spiritual, philosophical, and scholarly strengths of the university as a Christian, Catholic, and Jesuit institution.

  • Marquette University History Online
    Two Original Tolkien Letters Acquired
    Two handwritten letters by Tolkien recently were added to our J. R. R. Tolkien collection.  
  • Image of John P. Raynor and astronauts
    NEWLY OPENED: JOHN P. RAYNOR COLLECTION
    A pivotal quarter century of Marquette history comes to life in the John P. Raynor collection.   
  • Marquette University History Online
    MU History Online
    Access thousands of images and texts documenting the history of the university.  

Native America
Collections

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Rare Book
Collections

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Digitized
Collections

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J.R.R. Tolkien
Collection

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Dorothy Day
Catholic Worker

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Women‘s
History

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University
History

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A-Z Collection
Checklist

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