Collection C3 - Henri Nouwen Collection

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CA ON00389 C3


Henri Nouwen Collection


  • 2000-present (Accumulation)

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multiple media collections

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The Henri Nouwen Collection is comprised of project files and collections of material assembled after Nouwen's death. These include original Nouwen documents such as letters, programs, photos and ephemera collected by those who knew Henri and documents assembled by the Henri Nouwen Society and other organizations charged with the preservation of Nouwen's legacy and remembrance.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Many of the series of the Henri Nouwen Collection are being actively processed.


Further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Although some of the series have been treated as distinct fonds in the past, the materials constituting the Henri Nouwen Collection have been arranged into project-based series for ease of access. This imposed order is arranged into the following series:

  1. Oral History Project
  2. Nouwen Letter Project
  3. Nouwen Video Collection
  4. Nouwen Sound Recordings
  5. Photographs
  6. Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Society
  7. Material by Nouwen
  8. Material about Nouwen
  9. Nouwen memorabilia and ephemera
  10. Newsletters
  11. Nouwen family correspondence
  12. Nouwen Special Topics Finding Guides

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised by T Wong, 17 June 2021.


  • Dutch
  • English



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