Raynor Memorial Libraries offers more than 1.8 million volumes, hundreds of research databases, computer access, laptops on loan, a multimedia
collection, group study spaces, 24-hour access and library staff members who help researchers from around the world.
The J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts: Public Showings 2017-18
Since the late 1950s, Marquette Libraries' Department of Special Collections has been home to the original
manuscripts of J.R. R. Tolkien's beloved classics, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The department will conduct a public showing of selected
original manuscripts from the collection on the following Friday afternoons through the end of 2018. These showings are open to members of the campus community and to the general
public. The event consists of a show-and-tell style presentation conducted by the collection's curator (approximately one hour in length) followed by the opportunity for visitors
to take a closer look at the manuscript selections. These showings are not suitable for children under the age of ten. No photography is permitted. Due to limited space in the
archives, each group will be capped at approximately 25 persons.
September 22, 2017 (Limited space remaining)
November 17, 2017
January 19, 2018
March 16, 2018
May 18, 2018
July 20, 2018
September 21, 2018
November 16, 2018
All presentations will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Prucha Archives Reading Room (3rd floor, Raynor Library) and will run approximately 75 minutes.
Please contact William Fliss, Archivist by e-mail or phone (414-288-5906) to register in advance for one of these