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Tolkien Centenary Conference Archive

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-A-42

Scope and Contents

Items related to the centenary celebration of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) in 1992 are included in this archive. Information about commemorative centenary releases of Tolkien related books is included, promotional materials, as well as schedules, programs, tickets and other memorabilia from the 1992 Tolkien Centenary Conference held in Oxford, England, August 17-  24, 1992 in conjunction with Oxonmoot 1992 (August 21-23) and the Twenty-third Annual  Mythopoeic Conference. Also included are first day issue stamps from England, commemorative of Tolkien and his works.


  • Created: 1990-1993
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1992


1.00 box : 28 folders

0.5 Linear Feet

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This archive contains items related to the 1992 Tolkien Centenary, including promotional materials, stamps, and conference tickets, programs, and schedules.

Source of Acquisition

91/95, 92/77, 92/106, 92/116, 93/10

Related Publications

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

Wade Center article file (contains additional centenary items)

“Tolkien Centenary Poster Collection” with 6 paintings by Alan Lee, stored in the Wade Center Poster holdings.


"A Tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien: 3 January 1892 - 2 September 1973 Centenary." edited by Rosemary Gray. Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1992.

"J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend: an Exhibition to Commemorate the Centenary of the Birth of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)." Oxford: Bodleian Library, [1992].

"List of Tolkienalia." Nancy Martsch. Beyond Bree, 1992.

Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference. Keeble College, Oxford, 1992. Mythlore 80 / Mallorn 33. Edited by Patricia Reynolds and Glen GoodKnight. The Tolkien Society / Mythopoeic Press, 1995. Bound with Mythlore vol. 21.

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

Other Descriptive Information

There is a research copy of this collection. Series 3 originals are stored in Fragile Storage.

Tolkien Centenary Conference Archive 1992
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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