Marquette owns many published and unpublished manuscripts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work relating to his life and fantasy writings, including working papers for his three well-known novels:
Several maps from this collection were featured in the exhibition, “Maps: Finding our Place in the World,” at Chicago’s Field Museum, in late 2007.http://www.marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/tolkien.html back to top
The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Collection is housed in Marquette University’s Raynor Memorial Libraries. In 2008, Marquette University Press published The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day, a 700-plus page, fully indexed compilation of the personal diaries of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement and one of the most influential lay people in the history of American Catholicism. the diaries show the human, everyday side of Day, beginning in 1934 and continuing until a few days before her death in 1980. Marquette’s archival staff selected Robert Ellsberg, publisher of Orbis Books, to edit the Day diaries. He was selected for his publishing expertise and for knowing Day during the last five years of her life.
The collection includes:
More than 6,000 titles comprise Marquette’s rare book collection, including such topics as Jesuit history, Catholic theology, the exploration of North America, early 20th century American and British literature and the history of typography. Printed works include:
Further information can be found on these and other special collections at marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/Finding.html.back to top
Through the efforts of the Society of Jesus and other religious orders, the Catholic Church evangelized America’s native peoples on an extraordinary scale resulting in extensive documentation of their languages, histories and cultures.
Mindful of its mission as a Catholic university and recognizing the value and preservation needs of these unique church resources, Marquette has made a special commitment to preserve these materials.
Most notable records are:
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