- 1974 – 2012, predominant 1996-2007 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.78 m of textual records and other material
Name of creator
The records were transferred by Henri Nouwen Literary Centre, Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Henri Nouwen Society administrative staff to the University of St. Michael’s College John M. Kelly Library over the course of multiple accessions between 2001 and 2013.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Series consists of publisher files, correspondence, administrative records and photographs pertaining to the operation of the Henri Nouwen Literary Centre, the Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and the Henri Nouwen Society.
Henri Nouwen Literary Centre, Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Henri Nouwen Society series consist of:
- Henri Nouwen Literary Centre publisher files
- Henri Nouwen Literary Centre correspondence files
- Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Henri Nouwen Society Administrative Files
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Series file arrangement and titles based on labelling and arrangement used by Henri Nouwen Literary Centre, Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Henri Nouwen Society administrative staff. Files are generally arranged alphabetically based on the name of the incoming correspondent or event. The filing order established by the Henri Nouwen Literary Centre, Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Henri Nouwen Society administrative staff, sometimes based on acronyms or the second word in a file title, has been maintained. Subsequent files from later accessions were added to the appropriate file or to the end of the alphabetical system in processing order. See file notes for details on additions.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
The records are open for general use with exceptions noted at the file level.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of series.
A significant amount of the correspondence consists of email printouts or faxes, with handwritten letters and cards appearing throughout.
Chronological arrangement of the file records from oldest to newest was imposed by the archivist.
Duplicate records pertaining to the operation of the Henri Nouwen Literary Centre, the Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and the Henri Nouwen Society appear throughout due to overlapping reporting structures and administrative staff support. Most of the records are in English with a number in Dutch, German and French; a few records are in Spanish and Italian.
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Dates of creation revision deletion
Revised T Wong, 19 March 2021