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The '''American Tolkien Society''' is a [[Tolkien]] society based in [[wikipedia:Highland Park, Michigan|Highland Park, Michigan]], [[wikipedia:United States|USA]].
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The '''American Tolkien Society''' is a [[Tolkien]] society based in [[wikipedia:Highland Park, Michigan|Highland, Michigan]], [[wikipedia:United States|USA]].
   
==History==
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== History ==
   
The society was founded in 1975 by Phillip and Marci Helms, Paul Ritz and Dave Dettman but their quarterly journal ''Minas Tirith Evening Star'' had been in publication independently since [[1967]]. They observe [[Hobbit Day]] every [[September 22]] and Tolkien Week possibly every year between September 22 and [[September 28]] which is usually observed in a library, bookstore or as a school display.
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The society was founded in 1975 by Phillip and Marci Helms, Paul Ritz and Dave Dettman but their quarterly online journal ''Minas Tirith Evening Star'' had been in publication independently since [[1967]]. They observe [[Hobbit Day]] every [[September 22]] and Tolkien Week every year during the calendar week including September 22, which is usually observed in a library, bookstore or as a school display.
   
Membership is open to all Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans. The total number of members is not known.
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Membership is open to all. The total number of members is not known.
   
==Leadership (as of 2013)==
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== Leadership (as of 2018) ==
===Board of Founders===
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=== Board of Founders ===
   
 
*David L. Dettman
 
*David L. Dettman
 
*Philip W. Helms
 
*Philip W. Helms
*Paul S. Ritz
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*Paul S. Ritz (deceased)
 
*M. Zoe Starkweather
 
*M. Zoe Starkweather
   
===Executive Director===
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=== Executive Director ===
   
 
*Amalie A. Helms
 
*Amalie A. Helms
   
===Editor of ''Minas Tirith Evening-Star''===
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=== Editor of ''Minas Tirith Evening-Star'' ===
   
 
*Amalie A. Helms
 
*Amalie A. Helms
   
===Editor Emeritus===
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=== Editor Emeritus ===
   
 
*Philip W. Helms
 
*Philip W. Helms
   
===Webmaster===
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=== Webmaster ===
   
 
*Philip W. Helms
 
*Philip W. Helms
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== External link ==
 
== External link ==
 
*[http://www.americantolkiensociety.org/home American Tolkien Society] Official website
 
*[http://www.americantolkiensociety.org/home American Tolkien Society] Official website
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[[Category:Tolkien Societies in the World]]
 
[[Category:Tolkien Societies in the World]]

Latest revision as of 16:39, January 28, 2019

Real-world

The American Tolkien Society is a Tolkien society based in Highland, Michigan, USA.

History Edit

The society was founded in 1975 by Phillip and Marci Helms, Paul Ritz and Dave Dettman but their quarterly online journal Minas Tirith Evening Star had been in publication independently since 1967. They observe Hobbit Day every September 22 and Tolkien Week every year during the calendar week including September 22, which is usually observed in a library, bookstore or as a school display.

Membership is open to all. The total number of members is not known.

Leadership (as of 2018) Edit

Board of Founders Edit

  • David L. Dettman
  • Philip W. Helms
  • Paul S. Ritz (deceased)
  • M. Zoe Starkweather

Executive Director Edit

  • Amalie A. Helms

Editor of Minas Tirith Evening-Star Edit

  • Amalie A. Helms

Editor Emeritus Edit

  • Philip W. Helms

Webmaster Edit

  • Philip W. Helms

External link Edit

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