Subseries 1 - Articles by Nouwen

Identity area

Reference code

CA ON00389 1-9-1

Title

Articles by Nouwen

Date(s)

  • 1960 - 1996, predominant 1974, 1976 - 1996 (Creation)

Level of description

Subseries

Extent and medium

65.0 cm of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

(1932-1996)

Archival history

Nouwen originally accumulated his published articles through subscriptions, news services, publishers or friends and organized his articles according to subject as is evident by his notations on the articles. In 1975 he transferred his archival and published material to Yale Divinity School Library where they were arranged in chronological order according to format, and numbered and stored with several articles in each file. Nouwen's office continued to transfer his material until January 2000. From 1986 to after Nouwen's death, additional published material also accumulated at L'Arche Daybreak. The two sources of published material were brought together in the Henri Nouwen Archives where they were merged in 2001-2002.

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Scope and content

Sub-series consists of published articles written by Nouwen between 1960 and 1996. A majority of the articles are dated between 1975 and 1996 probably because in 1975 Nouwen began transferring the articles for storage at Yale. The articles are in various formats including entire periodicals, offprints, clippings, and photocopies as originally saved by Nouwen. Specific publications include Pastoral Psychology, Sojourners, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Feu et Lumiere, The New Oxford Review, National Catholic Reporter, Weavings, and Zaken die God raken. Articles from church newsletters and other sources with limited publication are also included. In addition to featuring unique writings, the articles also represent published material that has been excerpted, condensed, adapted and reprinted from Nouwen's books, articles, and conference speeches. This sub-series contains only those articles written by Nouwen which he collected and does not contain all of his published articles as is evident by several incomplete article series.
The files are arranged chronologically. Each file features one unique published article although photocopies of newspapers as well as business cards and letters indicating the source of the articles are also included. Each file/article has been described at the item level.

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Accruals

System of arrangement

The files are arranged chronologically. Each file features one unique published article although photocopies of newspapers as well as business cards and letters indicating the source of the articles are also included. Each file/article has been described at the item level.

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Language of material

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

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Note

Title based on contents of the sub-series.
Several articles have been hole punched, suggesting previous storage in a binder.
The articles are mostly in English and Dutch with some articles in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. A few of the articles are found in more than one language.
Duplicates of many of the articles are also in the Archives.
The Publisher files series and Articles Co-authored by Nouwen sub-series contain information relating to this sub-series.

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