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Earliest issues of Tolkien Society publications digitised
The first page of Belladonna’s Broadsheet, the Society’s oldest publication

The Tolkien Society’s earliest publications have been digitised and are now available for members to download.

Last year, through the British Library, the Society completed the first stage of its digitisation project, resulting in the digitisation of the majority of back issues of Amon Hen and Mallorn, respectively the bulletin and journal of The Tolkien Society. Not all back issues were digitised at the time due to gaps in the British Library’s collection.

Members now have access to the Society’s earliest publications, dating back to 1969 (the year the Society was founded) and the 1970s. This not only includes the missing issues of Amon Hen, but its forerunner publications, The Tolkien Society Bulletin and Anduril. All issues of Belladonna’s Broadsheet, the Society’s oldest publication, has also been digitised.

What has been digitised?

  • Belladonna’s Broadsheet, issues 1–3 (1969–70)
  • The Tolkien Society Bulletin, issues 1–4 (1970–71)
  • Anduril, issue 2 (1972)
  • Amon Hen, 1–34 (1972–78), 43 (1980), 129 (1994)

How do I access the digital archive?

The digital archive is available to all members of The Tolkien Society.

Members should login to the Members’ Area and visit the Download Amon Hen and Download Mallorn pages.

If you’re not a member, join today!

About the Author: Daniel Helen
Daniel is an Officer without Portfolio and Trustee of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2014, he is mainly responsible for the Society's digital operations, including this website.