About the Project

FellowsHub is an interactive reference portal for studying mid-twentieth-century fanzines and fan culture surrounding the works of J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973). The site is based on the extensive collection of Tolkien-related fanzines gathered by Sumner Gary Hunnewell of Arnold, Missouri and donated to Marquette University. Mr. Hunnewell began assembling his collection of historical fanzines in the 1970s. A prominent Tolkien fan, Hunnewell has published and presented under the name Hildifons Took. 

FellowsHub is a collaboration of Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Lab, Library Information Technology Department, and Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Latest Content Updates

The following contains a chronological listing of updates to the site's content, with the most recent listed first. 

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically slowed our work with FellowsHub, but we are pleased to add Tolkien-related content from the following fanzine issues:

  • Mathom Sun 1.3
  • Quendi 1
  • Riverside Quarterly 3.2, 3.3

February 7, 2020

This was the first upload of new content since the site launched in April 2019. We added Tolkien-related content from the following fanzine issues: