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Stuart Grenville Hennessey fonds

  • UTA 1371
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1985

Personal records of Dr. Hennessey documenting his academic activities as professor in Dept. of Political Economy, especially with Extension and Professional Association education. Includes correspondence (1949-1985), lecture notes and course outlines (1933-1983); student assignments, student marks, essays and examinations (printed) (1924-1983); subject files; photographs.

Hennessey, Stuart Grenville

Ken Koyama Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00670
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1987-1992

Small collection of printed material regarding Japanese Canadian immigrants after WWII .

Koyama, Ken

Lorraine C. Smith fonds

  • UTA 1787
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1959

Student course notes, exercises, laboratory reports, examinations, and other records relating to Dr. Smith's undergraduate and graduate courses as a student in physiology, biochemistry, physics, etc at the University of Toronto.

Smith, Lorraine C.

Henri Nouwen fonds

  • CA ON00389 F4
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1997, 1964 - 1996 predominant

Fonds consists of 15 series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. General files
  3. Calendar files
  4. Personal records
  5. Publisher files
  6. Financial files
  7. Teaching materials
  8. Nouwen’s education records and study notes
  9. Published works
  10. Video recordings of Nouwen
  11. Sound recordings
  12. Collected materials
  13. L'Arche Daybreak administrative files
  14. Ephemera and artifacts
  15. Photographs

Nouwen, Henri J.M.

Publishing

This series contains mainly galleys of pasted text for what is presumed to be Kaleidoscopes: selected writings of H.S.M. Coxeter. It also includes approximately 150-200 geometrical drawings, some original, others printed, but presumably most drawn by Coxeter for his many publications. Finally one file contains a typescript entitled “Summary of the first six chapters of Coxeter’s Projective Geometry, 1964”.

Series also contains copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages. This series does not contain any manuscripts to any of the 12 books Coxeter wrote. Series 2, Professional Correspondence, contains some correspondence with publishers regarding some of his books.

John Davidson Ketchum fonds

  • UTA 1451
  • Fonds
  • [189-]-1970

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1969-0004: Collection of songs, poems and skits of a humorous nature directly related to the faculty and students of the Department of Psychology. Most of the work is by J.D. Ketchum, but some is by students and other members of staff. (1 box, 1929-1961)

B1974-0072: Ketchum Family correspondence and papers. Personal correspondence and diaries of John Davidson Ketchum; "Ruhleben" manuscript: drafts of chapters, research materials including articles on Ruhleben Prison Camp, 1914-1918 (c1961); student notes, BA and MA theses. Addresses, papers, articles in psychology. The majority of these papers concern Prof. Ketchum's experiences and research regarding the Ruhleben prison camp. Photographs of Ketchum family members. (41 boxes, 1897-1970)

Ketchum, John Davidson

Norwood Family fonds

  • UTA 1619
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1953

Correspondence, curricula notes, photographs, diary, offprints of Gilbert Norwood. Some personal papers of Frances M. H. Norwood. Photographs include members of the Norwood family; men and women of the Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto) posing on front of University College. (Photoprint of Canadian General Hospital No. 4 taken by Panoramic Camera Co., Toronto.)

B2018-0005 contains a file of mimeographed and annotated copies of two one-act plays by Gilbert Norwood: "Brightening the Classics: a college farce in one act" and and "Pandora's Box", written in 1932 and 1933 and produced in the theatre space at the University College Women's Union in 1934, with a covering letter from Ruth Davidson, wife of Edward ("Ted") Moss Davidson (BA, UC 1934) who acted in both plays.

Norwood Family

James Patton fonds

  • UTA 1647
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1863

Collection of 8 pamphlets relating to University of Toronto with mss annotations by James Patton. Pamphlets included are: "The university question considered: by a graduate" (1845), "Wesleyan conference memorial on the question of liberal education in Upper Canada, explained and defended by numerous proofs and illustrations, by a committee".(1860), "University reform. Report of the resolutions adopted at a great public meeting of the inhabitants of Kingston..." (1861), "Address before the select committee of the Legislative Assembly appointed to inquire into the management of the University of Toronto..." by Daniel Wilson (1860), "Report of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the expenditure of the funds of the University of Toronto, and into the state of its financial affairs..." (1862), "University reform defended: in reply to six editorials of the 'Globe' and 'Leader'..." by a committee of the Wesleyan Conference (1863), "Defence of the plan of University reform proposed by the Senate of the University of Toronto..." (1863), "Statutes of the University of Toronto, 1857".

Patton, James

Correspondence

The correspondents in this series number just under four hundred individuals, of whom sixty-two read and commented on the entire manuscript (these names are listed on page 723 of the 2002 hardcover edition). The correspondents include Professor Friedland’s research assistants, archivists in the University of Toronto Archives, officials and editors at the University of Toronto Press, other editors, writers and independent researchers with an interest in the University’s history, and members of the public that Professor Friedland met in the course of his research and his giving of talks about the history of the University. The majority of the correspondents are academics and administrative personnel at the University of Toronto and elsewhere who were asked for information or offered their expertise. Some of the correspondence is post-publication reaction to the book.

The research assistants (in addition to those listed in Series I), are Sara Burke, David Bronskill, Colin Grey, Graham Rawlinson and Katrina Wyman. Of the staff in the University of Toronto Archives, Harold Averill was seconded part-time to the project to direct the researchers to the appropriate sources in the University Archives, to offer his knowledge of the history of the University and to read the manuscript. Other correspondents from the Archives are Garron Wells (University Archivist), Marnee Gamble (special media archivist) and Loryl MacDonald (administrative records archivist). The University of Toronto Press, the publisher of the book, is represented by Val Cooke, Ani Deyirmenjian, Malgosia Halliop, Bill Harnum, Anne Laughlin,
Melissa Pitts, and Ron Schoeffel. Presidents (past and current) of the University represented are: Robert Birgeneau, Claude Bissell, George Connell, Robert Prichard, and David Strangway. Some of the academics and university administrators forwarded drafts of articles or excerpts from books they were writing, while others commented on the manuscript or portions thereof. Papers or lengthy memoranda and reports are present on a cross-section of activities, disciplines themes and individuals relating to the University including (with the names of the correspondents in brackets). They include the admission of women (Sara Burke), botanical gardens (John Court), chemistry (Susanne McClelland), Connaught Laboratories (George Connell), engineering (Richard White), fees policy (David Stager), gays and lesbians (David Rayside), Jacob Hirschfelder (Sheldon J. Godfrey), Margaret Eaton School (John Byl), history of medicine (Jacalyn Duffin), medicine (David Bronskill), No. 4 General Hospital at Salonika, Greece during World War I (Mary Louise Gaby), philosophy (John Slater), the proposed Wolfe’s University (D. V. Anderson), women (Katrina Wyman), and women in graduate studies (Natalie Zemon Davis).

In addition to letters, the files may contain articles, notes, memoranda, background documents and publications, and the occasional press clipping A few of the files contain historical items, dating back to 1887, that had belonged early graduates and were forwarded by their descendants, Professor Friedland’s correspondents. The detailed comments on the drafts of the book by the correspondents in this series may, for the most part, be found in Series 4.

Ernest (“Van”) Douglass fonds

  • UTA 1221
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1985; (predominant 1970-1985)

Correspondence, notes, brochures, press clippings, and publications documenting Professor Douglass' career as a speech - language pathologist; includes an audiotape of the "Song of Thanksgiving", n.d., written and sung by one of his students.

Douglass, Ernest (“Van”)

Lorna Goodison Papers

Includes early, unpublished and other drafts of From Harvey River, Controlling the Silver, Turn Thanks, Collected Poems and other material related to the life and work of Lorna Goodison. Includes Goodison’s original sketchbook, and photograph of Lorna Goodison with Lemuel Johnson.

Goodison, Lorna

Ernest Fidlar fonds

  • UTA 1267
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1953

Fonds consists of records created by both Ernest Findlar, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Includes research, drafts, correspondence, and material related to his service in WWI. Fonds also includes letters written by Gladys Aileen East (his wife) back home when she attended Alma College in the 1920s. Fonds also includes a family tree. See file list for more details.

Fidlar, Ernest

University of Toronto. Office of Convocation fonds

  • UTA 0150
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2017

This fonds contains 35 accessions

A2008-0006: Official Convocation Roll Book 2007 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.

A1992-0011: Amendments to convocation rolls for 1988 as recorded in January, 1989, and for 1991 as recorded in January, 1992.

A1992-0017: Official Convocation roll book

A1993-0005: Official Convocation roll book and changes processed in 1992. Unofficial printed set in print room.

A1994-0005: Convocation Roll for the year 1993 and approved changes from 1952 to 1993; Unofficial printed set in print room

A1995-0002: Amendments to the Convocation Roll book vols. 1969 to v.1996 processed in 1997. No changes were made in vols. 1970-1977; 1979-1981; Convocation Roll Book 1997.

A1996-0002: 1995 convocations and changes from 1956-1995; lists of diplomas upgraded to honours and in absentia graduates included. Unofficial printed set in print room.

A2002-0002: Official changes to Convocation Roll Books processed in the year 2001 relating to vols from 1970 to 2000 including re-issued diplomas in Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Juris Doctor (JD) for graduates in 1939 -2000.
Official University of Toronto Convocation Roll Book for 2001 with amendments. NB: Trinity College programme was not received.

A1997-0001: Convocation Roll Book for 1996. Unofficial printed set in print room.

A1998-0002: Amendments to the Convocation Roll book vols. 1969 to v.1996 processed in 1997. No changes were made in vols. 1970-1977; 1979-1981; Convocation Roll Book 1997.

A1999-0002: Convocation Roll Book 1998 and amendments as recorded in February 1999 with reference to rolls 1973 to 1998.

A2000-0002: Amendments processed in 1999 to Convocation Roll vols. 1970 to 1998 and Convocation Roll Book 1999.

A2001-0008: Amendments processed in 2000 to Convocation Roll volume 1969 to vol. 2000.

A2001-0020: Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings and statistical data prepared for "Student Statistics" publications, for the federal and provincial governments, university officials, academic divisions, other institutions on various categories relating to students, teaching staff, alumni, women, enrolment, withdrawal and other data required to allocate university entitlement to operating grants, basic income unit and fees. Some statistical data relate to information from 1843.

A2003-0001: Official Convocation Roll consists of Amendments (1952-2001), Diplomas Upgraded to Honours (1982-2002), In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations (2002).

A2004-0004: Official Convocation Roll 2003 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, conferring of degrees in the Spring and in the Fall Convocations including conferment of honorary degrees, the installation of the 31st Chancellor and the graduation ceremony in Hong Kong. Some copies are annotated; User copy in the Print Room.

A2005-0009: Official Convocation Roll consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates (01), Spring (02-03) and Fall Convocations (04). User copy in the print room.

A2006-0009: Official Convocation Roll Book 2005 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.

A2007-0001: Official Convocation Roll Book 2007 consists of Diplomas Upgraded to Honours, In Absentia Graduates, Spring and Fall Convocations. User copy available.

A2009-0004: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1982 to 2007 processed from January to December 31, 2008 ; the changes are listed by the year of graduation.

A2009-0005: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, Diploma Upgraded to Honours, Undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges and federated universities, Asia Pacific [Hong Kong], Spring and Fall convocations. User copy available.

A2010-0004: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2011-0001: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1962-2010 processed from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010. The changes are listed by the year of graduation to facilitate filing.

A2011-0003: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2014-0016: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2014-0017: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2014-0018: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2015-0001:Amendments to Convocation Roll Books vols. 1967-2014 ( 1967-2014) processed from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. The changes are listed by the year of graduation to facilitate filing.

A2015-0013: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities. User copy available.

A2016-0010: Official Convocation Roll consists of In Absentia graduates, University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate faculties, affiliated colleges, and federated universities.

A2017-0007: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books 2016

A2018-0001: Amendments to Convocation Roll Books 2017

A2018-0008: Official roll (unbound) 2017

A2019-0024: Convocation Roll Books, In Absentia Graduates, Diplomas Upgraded to Honours from 2000, and Convocation Roll Books Amendments Processed in 2013.

University of Toronto. Office of Convocation

Clara Elland Clinkscale fonds

  • UTA 1158
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1959

Course notes and textbooks belonging to Clara E. Clinkscale when she was a student in the Faculty of Arts at University College (BA 1912); problem sets, experiments and exam papers from the years she taught in the Department of Physics during the Second World War.

Clinkscale, Clara Elland

Lachlan Taylor Burwash fonds

  • UTA 1095
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1895

Contains notebooks, assignments and a textbook of Lachlan Taylor Burwash, who studied Mining Engineering at the School of Practical Science from 1893-1897. Included are Applied Chemistry (1893); Applied Chemistry II (1894?); Physics (1894); Dynamics and Kinematics (1894); Constructive Design and Surveying (1895). Also three general notebooks (1889, 1894, 1895) and assignments and a textbook from Book-keeping (1891).

Burwash, Lachlan Taylor

John Drennan Hamilton fonds

  • UTA 1343
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1973; (predominant 1959-1973)

Consists of correspondence (1966-1972), reports and notes on medical education and on the Presidential Committee on Hospital-University Relations (1959-1960), papers and addresses (1960-1973). Also includes publications (1939-1947).

Hamilton, John Drennan

Spiritual direction

Item consists of a booklet regarding spiritual direction with subtitles such as: The Movement from Absurdity to Obedience and The Three Disciplines of the Spiritual Life.

Mary, mother of priests

Item consists of a booklet featuring a homily by Nouwen on Mary for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael, Toronto, during Marian year 1988.

Intimacy: pastoral psychological essays

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about intimacy. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction; The context, Chapter 1--From magic to faith; Intimacy and sexuality, Chapter 2--The challenge to love, Chapter 3--Homosexuality: Prejudice or mental illness?; Intimacy and prayer, Chapter 4--Student prayers: Between confusion and hope, Chapter 5--Pentecostalism on campus; Intimacy and community, Chapter 6--Depression in the seminary; Intimacy and the ministry, Chapter 7--The priest and his mental health, Chapter 8--Training for the campus ministry; Conclusion.
As is stated on the back cover: "Intimacy is the theme which binds the divergent subjects of this book together. Intimacy in the relationship between man and woman, between man and man, and between man and God; intimacy also in the life of the man who wants to live in a religious community, intimacy finally for the minister or priest who wants to give a home to others but risks losing his own."

The Genesee diary: report from a Trappist monastery

The item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about the seven months he spent at the Abbey of the Genesee in upstate New York during 1974. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction; 1 June: A Stranger in Paradise; 2 July: You Are the Glory of God; 3 August: Nixon and St. Bernard; 4 September: Pray for the World; 5 October: Strangers and Friends; 6 November: Many Saints but One Lord; 7 December: Waiting Quietly and Joyfully; Conclusion; References.
As is stated in the front flap: "Participating fully in the life of the monastery by working in the bakery, helping in the construction of a new chapel, and following the daily hours of prayer, Nouwen brought many typical human experiences and questions to his spiritual director: questions about the aim of the contemplative life and the place of prayer and politics in his life, but also feelings of impatience, jealousy, and self-depreciation, excitement over new spiritual insight, and struggle with the subtle difficulties of allowing Jesus Christ to be the center of his existence."

In memoriam

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about his mother's death.
As is stated on the front flap: . . . ."in life she belonged to a few, in death she is for all."

Making all things new: an invitation to the spiritual life

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about the spiritual life. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. "All These Other Things"; II. "His Kingdom First"; III. "Set Your Hearts"; Conclusion.
As is stated on the front flap: . . . ."If . . .we are willing to live a life of prayer and practice the disciplines of solitude and community, a new hunger will make itself known. This new hunger is the first sign of God's presence. When we remain attentive to this divine presence, we will be led always deeper into the kingdom. There, to our joyful surprise, we will discover that the power of our worries is weakening and all things are being made new."

The way of the heart: desert spirituality and contemporary ministry

Item consists of a book which originated as a seminar Nouwen held at Yale Divinity School on the spirituality of the desert and then as Convocation lectures at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas and at the National Convention of Pastoral Counselors in Denver. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue; Solitude; Silence; Prayer; Epilogue; Notes.
As is stated on the back cover of the book: . . . ."Solitude shows us the way to let our behavior be shaped not by the compulsions of the world but by our new mind, the mind of Christ. Silence prevents us from being suffocated by our wordy world and teaches us to speak the Word of God. Finally, unceasing prayer gives solitude and silence their real meaning. . . . The 'way of the heart' leads us not only to a fuller encounter with God but also to a more creative relationship with our fellow human beings."

A letter of consolation

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote as a letter of consolation to his father six months after the death of Henri's mother.

Behold the beauty of the Lord: praying with icons

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about four Russian icons, which first came to his attention when he visited L'Arche in Trosly, France in the fall of 1983. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction; I. The Icon of the Holy Trinity: Living in the House of Love, Introduction, A Gentle Invitation, Where Heart Speaks to Heart, The Circle, The Cross and Liberation, Conclusion; II. The Icon of the Virgin of Vladimir: Belonging to God, Introduction, The Eyes of the Virgin, The Hands of the Virgin, The Child of the Virgin, Conclusion; III. The Icon of the Savior of Zvenigorod: Seeing Christ, Introduction, Seeing a Damaged Image, Seeing a Tender Human Face, Seeing Eyes Which Penetrate both the Heart of God and Every Human Heart, Conclusion; IV. The Icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit: Liberating the World, Introduction, The God-within, The Community of Faith, The Liberation of the World, Conclusion; Conclusion; References.
As is stated in the introduction: "Like the painting by Chagall, [which his parents bought when they were first married and to which Nouwen has connected his mother's beauty, the icons] . . . have imprinted themselves so deeply upon my inner life that they appear every time I need comfort and consolation."

Brieven aan Marc: over Jezus en de zin van het leven

Item consists of a book of seven letters; the translated title is: Letters to Marc About Jesus. Nouwen wrote this book in response to a publisher friend named Herman Pijfers, and his suggestion that Nouwen write a book in Dutch. As well, the book was written in collaboration with Marc van Campen, Nouwen's nephew, who agreed to share a 'book of letters' about the spiritual life. The book has been divided into the following: Preface; Letter 1. Jesus: the Heart of Our Existence; Letter 2. Jesus: the God Who Sets Us Free; Letter 3. Jesus: the Compassionate God; Letter 4. Jesus: the Descending God; Letter 5. Jesus: the Loving God; Letter 6. Jesus: the Hidden God; Letter 7. Listening to Jesus; Index of Biblical Quotations.

The road to Daybreak: a spiritual journey

Item consists of a book representing Nouwen's day-by-day account of his first year at L'Arche in Trosly, France from August 13, 1985 to July 8, 1986. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue; 1. Parents and Children; 2. Following Jesus; 3. Darkness and Light; 4. First Glimpses of a New Vocation; 5. The Primacy of the Heart; 6. Feeling the Pain; 7. Forgiving the Hurt; 8. Jesus in the Center; 9. The Important and the Urgent; 10. Poverty and Wealth; 11. A Clear Call; 12. Going Home; 13. The Struggle of Prayer; 14. Deep Roots; 15. Choosing Life; 16. The Descending Way; 17. Passion, Death, and Resurrection; 18. Larger Connections; 19. The Gift of Friendship; 20. One Among Many; 21. A Hard but Blessed Vocation; 22. Contrasts and Choices; 23. Endings and Beginnings; Epilogue.
As is stated on the back cover: "The noncompetitive life with mentally handicapped people, their gifts of welcoming me regardless of name or prestige, and the persistent invitation to 'waste some time' with them opened in me a place that until then had remained unavailable to me, a place where I could hear the gentle invitation of Jesus to dwell with Him."

Henri Nouwen

Item consists of a book containing selections from Nouwen's best published work.

Zeige mir den weg: texte fur alle tage von aschermittwoch bis ostern

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen containing excerpts from his previously published writings. The translated title is: Show Me the Way : Readings for Each Day of Lent. The 40-day Lenten path includes readings for Ash Wednesday, the four weeks of Lent, Passion Week, Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Our greatest gift: a meditation on dying and caring

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about death. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Prologue: Befriending Death; Introduction: Grace Hidden in Powerlessness; Part One: Dying Well, Chapter One: We are Children of God, Chapter Two: We are Brothers and Sisters of Each Other, Chapter Three: We are Parents of Generations to Come; Part Two: Caring Well, Chapter Four: You are a Child of God, Chapter Five: You are Brothers and Sisters of Each Other, Chapter Six: You are Parents of Generations to Come; Conclusion: The Grace of the Resurrection; Epilogue: Death: A Loss and a Gift.
As is stated on the flaps: ". . . .When we contemplate with compassion the suffering and pain both around the world and close to home, we receive a gift: a reminder of the 'great human sameness' of 'all of us [who] will die and participate in the same end.'. . . And although the contours of an afterlife are unknowable, when we face death with hope we make the choice of faith. . . ."

With burning hearts: a meditation on the eucharistic life

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen in Chobham, England and Sacramento, California and is about the Eucharist and the Eucharistic life. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Road to Emmaus; I. Mourning Our Losses "Lord, Have Mercy"; II. Discerning the Presence "This Is the Word of God"; III. Inviting the Stranger "I Believe"; IV. Entering into Communion "Take and Eat"; V. Going on a Mission "Go and Tell"; Conclusion.
As is stated on the front flap: ". . . . With Burning Hearts seeks a fuller understanding of Eucharist through the story of the disciples on their way to Emmaus from Jerusalem after the crucifixion (Luke 24: 13-35)."

The path of power

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about "power that oppresses and destroys, . . .power that is disarmed through powerlessness, . . .[and] the true power that liberates, reconciles, and heals" (p. 8).

The path of peace

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about peace, specifically Adam's peace.

Aging

Item consists of a book which Nouwen co-wrote with Gaffney on aging. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue: The Wagon Wheel; Part One: Aging, Introduction, Aging As a Way to the Darkness, Aging As a Way to the Light, Conclusion; Part Two: Caring, Introduction, Caring As a Way to the Self, Caring As a Way to the Other, Conclusion; Epilogue: The Wagon Wheel; Notes.
As is stated on the back jacket flap: "Only when we begin to feel in touch with our own life cycles will we be able to develop life styles where 'being' is not identified with 'having,' where self-esteem is not measured by success, where goodness is not the same as popularity. Aging show us all how to start fulfilling our lives by giving to others 'so that when we leave this world, we can be what we have given.'"

Love in the open hand

Item consists of a book of quotes in which Nouwen has contributed five excerpts from With Open Hands and Reaching Out : The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life regarding reaching out, pain, noise, compassion, prayer, and healing.

Spiritual direction: an invitation to abundant life

Item consists of a book written by Francis W. Vanderwall for which Nouwen has written the foreword and expressed his praise for it being "gutsy." He states, in part, that "[in] the midst of our violent, harsh and often merciless world this gentle, compassionate, non-judgmental and caring book is a true treasure."

Gratefulness, the heart of prayer: an approach to life in fullnes

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part that the book "throws a ray of light in our dark world and makes us see that we can live here and now as people who can be constantly surprised and who can let an 'inch of surprise become a mile of gratefulness.'"

Living with apocalypse: spiritual resources for social compassion

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen is interviewed in the chapter beginning on p. 15 titled: "A Conversation with Henri J.M. Nouwen" in which he talks about many subjects including living with the poor in Peru, divine gifts, protest, peacemakers, the mystical life, identity, and suffering.

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