The J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts: Public Showings 2022

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.

Since 2012 the department has conducted approximately eight public showings per year to give the general public an opportunity to see some of these amazing original manuscripts.

We are suspending these showings to prepare for J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript, an exciting exhibition at the Haggerty Museum on Marquette's campus in fall 2022.

We hope to see you there!  


William Fliss, Archivist, e-mail

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