CA ON00389 F4-9-8
- 1974 - 1996 (Creation)
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69 books (94 cm)
Name of creator
In 1975 Nouwen began transferring published material he had accumulated, including books, to Yale Divinity School Library where it was numbered and stored in files and boxes. From 1986 to after Nouwen's death, additional books 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 books written between 1974 and 1996 of which Nouwen co-authored, contributed a chapter, provided excerpts from his previously published works, or was interviewed. As well, Nouwen also provided introductions, forewords, prefaces, and recommendations to many books also included in this subseries. In addition to the books are photocopies of Nouwen's contributions to two other books not owned by the Archives. Paper notes and inscriptions within the books suggest that many of the books were given to Nouwen from the authors or publishers.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The books have been arranged chronologically, with editions and translations of the same books - specifically Aging and Compassion, kept together. The books are described at the item level.
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Title based on contents of the sub-series.
The books are in English, Dutch, and German.