Subseries 2 - Articles co-authored by Nouwen

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CA ON00389 F4-9-2


Articles co-authored by Nouwen


  • 1970 - 1986, predominant 1970s (Creation)

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2.5 cm of textual records

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Archival history

Nouwen originally accumulated his published articles through subscriptions, news services, publishers, or friends. 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 and 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.
Articles dealing with Compassion are prominent in this sub series. Since the original publication of the 8-part series on compassion was stored at Yale as an offprint, the Archives decided to describe the offprint as a whole and photocopy each part of the series, and store and describe the parts individually as well.

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Sub-series consists of published articles co-written by Nouwen between 1970 and 1986. The articles are in various formats including entire periodicals, offprints, newsletters, clippings and photocopies. In addition to featuring unique writings including a book review, the articles also represent published material that has been excerpted, and reprinted from Nouwen's books, articles, and lectures. Specific books excerpted include Intimacy, Aging, and Compassion.

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The files are arranged chronologically. Each file features one unique published article which is described at the item level.

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Title based on contents of the sub-series.
The articles are all in English.
Duplicates are also in the Archives.
The Articles written by Nouwen sub series contains related articles specifically dealing with Compassion.

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