My Archivist buddy, Jenny sent me this from the Archivist’s Daybook:
March 25 Today is celebrated as New Year’s Day in the Kingdom of Gondor, for it is the anniversary of Sauron’s fall. Despite his power as a wizard, Gandalf needed to perform archival research to confirm his suspicions about the true nature of the Ring, thus setting in motion the events that led to the end of the Third Age. Tolkien’s personal and academic papers, as well as most of his literary manuscripts, are at Oxford University’s Bodleian Library, but Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has an extensive J.R.R. Tolkien collection that includes the original manuscripts and multiple working drafts for The Hobbit (1937), Farmer Giles of Ham (1949), and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955).