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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 2015. These showings are open to members of the campus community and to the general public. They 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.

Remaining dates:

May 16, 2014 [This showing is filled.]

July 11, 2014

September 12, 2014

November 21, 2014

January 16, 2015

March 20, 2015

May 15, 2015

July 17, 2015

September 18, 2015

November 20, 2015

All presentations will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Prucha Archives Reading Room (3rd floor, Raynor Library) and will run approximately 45 minutes. Please contact William Fliss, Archivist by e-mail or phone (288-5906) to register in advance for one of these events.


J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

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