University News: Libraries
News and stories from Marquette featuring the Libraries.

2013 ‘Foundations in Wisconsin’ directory now available

News release, October 11, 2013

The Funding Information Center of Marquette University’s Raynor Memorial Libraries has published the 2013 Foundations in Wisconsin directory. Available online or in hard copy, the 32nd edition of the directory provides information on more than 1,200 private, corporate and community foundations in the state and documents more than $400 million in grants paid out during […]

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Marquette University dean of university libraries elected secretary of the Center for Research Libraries

News release, May 29, 2013

Janice Welburn, dean of university libraries at Marquette University, has been elected secretary of the board of directors of the Center for Research Libraries. This is the second consecutive year Welburn has been elected to the board of directors of the Center for Research Libraries, which is an international consortium of 260 university, college and […]

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The Hobbit goes to class

Marquette Magazine Web Exclusive

News release, February 22, 2013

A new literature class on J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, was one of the most popular at Marquette in the fall 2012. Marquette’s Raynor Memorial Libraries is one of the main repositories of Tolkien’s drafts for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, along with original drawings and other writings by the author, […]

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The Hobbit turns 75

Marquette Magazine, Winter 2013

News release, February 6, 2013

William B. Ready knew a good thing when he saw it. Ready, Marquette’s director of libraries from 1956–63, discovered J.R.R. Tolkien’s master work, The Lord of the Rings, soon after it was published and worked to acquire the author’s literary manuscripts to add to the university’s newly constructed Memorial Library.

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‘Art of The Hobbit’ authors to speak at Marquette

News release, November 5, 2012

MILWAUKEE – To continue Marquette’s year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit’s publication, J.R.R. Tolkien scholars Wayne G Hammond and Christina Scull will present, “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Art of Middle-Earth.” The free, public event will be held in the lower level of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Memorial Library, 1355 W. Wisconsin […]

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How ‘The Hobbit’ came to Milwaukee

News release, September 27, 2012

Tolkien expert shares how Marquette University obtained author’s manuscripts MILWAUKEE – John Rateliff, a renowned J.R.R. Tolkien scholar, will share the story of how the Tolkien manuscripts came to reside at Marquette University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. The event kicks off a year-long celebration in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit’s publication. The free, […]

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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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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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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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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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Boots on the ground

Marquette Magazine, Summer 2012

News release, July 18, 2012

Students who built and filled a library in Kenya finally get to celebrate. It started with a vision and partnership between Marquette’s Watumishi student organization and Sister Genovefa Maashao’s Shelter of Hope, a clinic run by the Sisters of St. Joseph serving orphans and HIV/AIDS victims in Voi.

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Marquette Libraries release digital transcripts of Memories of Pre-Holocaust Europe interviews

News release, August 31, 2011

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections has released the digital collection “I’ll Tell You a Story”: Memories of Pre-Holocaust Europe. The collection comprises 25 full-text transcripts from analog tape-recorded interviews seeking to document Jewish life and culture in the early 20th century. The in-depth interviews were originally conducted in 1983 by […]

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Sondheim Collection established at Marquette

News release, August 8, 2011

MILWAUKEE  — Marquette University has established the Stephen Sondheim Research Collection after acquiring a vast collection of materials relating to the works of the Broadway composer and lyricist. The collection, donated to the Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives, was the gift of Marquette alumnus Paul Salsini, a Sondheim enthusiast. Salsini […]

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Illuminated St. John’s Bible to be on view at Marquette University

News release, February 1, 2011

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will make a Heritage Edition, or replica, of the Saint John’s Bible, a handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible, available for public viewing during the university’s annual Mission Week, Feb. 6—11. Its initial presentation is scheduled for the Mission Week Mass, 4 p.m. February 6 in Church of the Gesu. Marquette will display the […]

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Janice Welburn named Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

News release, January 28, 2011

MILWAUKEE — Janice Welburn, dean of libraries, has been named the 2011 Association of College and Research Libraries’ Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development. Welburn was selected for her devotion to […]

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New digital collection from Raynor Library recognizes NAACP centennial

News release, February 9, 2009

Seven hundred portraits of prominent African-Americans from the mid 20th century are available as a new digital collection from Marquette University’s John P. Raynor, S.J., Library. The Postcards from Manhattan: The portrait photography of Carl Van Vechten was launched today, Monday, Feb. 9. Van Vechten started his career as a music and modern dance critic […]

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