True-Hearted Easterling writes:

I thought this might be of interest to TORn readers. Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is home to the original manuscripts and multiple working drafts of The Hobbit, Farmer Giles of Ham, and The Lord of the Rings, is hosting weekly presentations on Wednesdays at 7 pm about the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. Matt Blessing, University Archivist, says the presentations will be offered Wednesdays through May.

Beginning January 14, 2004, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives will host weekly presentations about the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. The presentations, which run 30 minutes, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Prucha Archives Reading Room, located on the third floor of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, 1355 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Various documents from Tolkien Papers, including pages from the actual manuscripts of The Lord the Rings and The Hobbit, will be available for viewing. A short question and answer period will follow. All presentations are free and open to the public, but visitors from off-campus must have a photo ID to gain entrance to the Raynor Library. [More]