Series 6 - Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Society

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Reference code

CA ON00389 C3-6

Title

Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Society

Date(s)

  • 1974 – 2012, predominant 1996-2007 (Creation)

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Series

Extent and medium

1.78 m of textual records and other material

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Archival history

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.

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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:

  1. Henri Nouwen Literary Centre publisher files
  2. Henri Nouwen Literary Centre correspondence files
  3. Henri Nouwen Literary Trust and Henri Nouwen Society Administrative Files

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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.

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The records are open for general use with exceptions noted at the file level.

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Note

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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2001 06 ; 2002 86 ; 2002 94 ; 2003 07 ; 2008 02 ; 2008 03 ; 2008 05 ; 2009 04 ; 2009 14 ; 2012 05 ; 2012 52 ; 2012 55 ; 2013 19 ; 2013 23 ; 2014 16

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