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Collection on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

Identifier: THR/01/2023.s267

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one photograph, two printed blog articles, two tobacco tins, and a letter from the donor providing context for the items as they relate to J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.


  • 2021 - 2023

Conditions Governing Use

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching, and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio, or video recording.

Biographical / Historical

This collection was assembled and donated by Dr. Joseph M. Kirkland, retired professor of English and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lamar State College in Orange, who gathered these items out of an interest in pipes and famous individuals who smoke pipes.

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were English professors at Oxford who were both known pipe smokers and wrote literature which often featured characters who smoked pipes.


1 boxes (3 folders; 6 items)

Language of Materials



The collection is housed in one archival box; arranged by item type.

Michelle McCrary
July 2023
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Thomason Special Collections & SHSU University Archives Repository

1830 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville TX 77341 US