Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

Marquette University acquires score to ‘The Lord of the Rings’

News release, July 26, 2018

Symphony from composer Johan De Meij bears the name of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel that inspired it MILWAUKEE – The score to “The Lord of the Rings,” an award-winning symphony bearing the name of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel that inspired it, has been added to Marquette University’s extensive archival collections on the famed English author. […]


Marquette purchases rare first edition, first printing of ‘The Hobbit’

News release, December 20, 2016

Classic edition of children’s book will be added to the university’s J.R.R. Tolkien Collection MILWAUKEE – Marquette University has acquired one of only 1,500 first edition, first printing copies of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1937, to add to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. The copy of the children’s fantasy novel, obtained by the […]


‘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 […]


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, […]


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Marquette owns many published and unpublished manuscripts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work relating to his life and fantasy writings, including working papers for his three well-known novels: The Hobbit (1937)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 […]