Medieval Marquette

Here is a list of activities and sites at Marquette University which might interest visiting medievalists. For general information about the university, see here:

Special Collections & University Archives

Marquette University holds a collection of rare books dating back to the fifteenth century, as well as facsimiles of the 1307-1314 Templar trial proceedings, found in the Special Collections & Archives located on the third floor of Raynor Memorial Libraries, in the same building as the conference room. See the following links for more information:

The original manuscripts of J.R.R. Tolkien also comprise an important piece of Marquette’s Special Collections. Read about the Tolkien collection here:

The Archives are open from 8:00- 4:30 from Monday to Friday.

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St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Located on Marquette’s campus, the Joan of Arc Chapel was originally built in the Rhone Valley of France in 1420, but has found its way to Milwaukee. Pay a visit to the chapel from 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday- Saturday. Read about its unusual history at


Haggerty Museum of Art

Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art has a sizable collection of late medieval and Renaissance paintings, and is conveniently located near Raynor Libraries. Open 10-4:30 most days, hour vary. Visit for more information.

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