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The Bodleian Library holds a large collection of original [[:CATEGORY:Manuscripts by J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien manuscripts]] at the Department of Western Manuscripts. Many of these have been donated by the [[Tolkien Estate]], and include drafts, typescripts, proofs, letters, artwork, lecture drafts and other academic working papers, books from his personal collection, family papers, and much other. The collection of manuscripts is open to access by scholars, with the exception of the family papers.
 
The Bodleian Library holds a large collection of original [[:CATEGORY:Manuscripts by J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien manuscripts]] at the Department of Western Manuscripts. Many of these have been donated by the [[Tolkien Estate]], and include drafts, typescripts, proofs, letters, artwork, lecture drafts and other academic working papers, books from his personal collection, family papers, and much other. The collection of manuscripts is open to access by scholars, with the exception of the family papers.
 
In 2018, the library held an exhibition and published an accompanying book called ''[[Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth]]'', which featured manuscripts, artwork, maps, letters, and other artefacts documenting Tolkien's creative process.<ref>https://tolkien.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about-the-exhibition/</ref><ref>https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/exhibition-tolkien-maker-of-middle-earth/</ref>.
 
 
 
  
 
==See also==
 
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*[[Michael D.C. Drout|Drout, Michael D.C.]] et al. (eds). ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment]]''
 
*[[Michael D.C. Drout|Drout, Michael D.C.]] et al. (eds). ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment]]''
 
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