Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyLibraries and Special Collections: The Tolkien Archive at Marquette University

  • Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    J. R. R. Tolkien was raised in South Africa, fought in World War I, lived most of his life in England, and taught for a long time at Oxford University. So it may surprise you to know that a great portion of his original manuscripts and papers can be found at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It seems an unlikely location for such precious documents – how on Earth did they find their way to Wisconsin?

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