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Dorothy Day — Catholic Worker Collection

Marquette Special Collections

News release, July 27, 2012

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 […]

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Early Printed Works

Marquette Special Collections

News release, July 27, 2012

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: 1473 edition of St. Augustine’s De Civitate Dei; 15th century two-volume edition of the old Testament; 12-volume set […]

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Native America Collections

Marquette Special Collections

News release, July 27, 2012

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 […]

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The J.R.R. Tolkien Collection

Marquette Special Collections

News release, July 27, 2012

Marquette owns many published and unpublished manuscripts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work relating to his life and fantasy writings, including working papers for his three well-known novels: The Hobbit (1937) Farmer Giles of Ham (1949) The Lord of the Rings (1954-55), including original holographs, typescripts and galley sheets with numerous holograph corrections. Several maps from this […]

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