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Military service artifacts

Includes:

  • Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps cap badge
  • Captain Black's dog tags
  • Bar for Captain Black's military uniform
  • Captain Black's "British War Medal" with ribbon
  • Captain Black's "British War Medal" with ribbon, miniature version
  • Whisk
  • Captain Black's sewing kit
  • Captain Black's straight razor
  • Captain Black's safety razor
  • Captain Black's mess kit mirror (metal)
  • Brass case for matches
  • Brass plate for producing cartes de visite, paper covering stamped 30 October 1918
  • Cigarette case
  • Glass mirror in folding metal case

St. Martin de Porres Award

File consists of the St. Martin de Porres Award bestowed to Nouwen by the Southern Dominicans for his spiritual writing and his work with the disabled.

Christopher Award

File consists of the Christopher Award medallion awarded to Henri Nouwen as well as two copies of the award ceremony's program and a New York Times newspaper clipping about the award ceremony.

Two briefcases

File consists of two suitcases, one brown (E118) and one black (E119) with a combination lock, owned by Nouwen in the course of his life.

Stoles

File consists of one variegated magenta wool stole with large tassels, one multi-coloured stole made from woven cotton possibly made in Central or South America, and one blended red woolen stole.

Two icons

File consists of two icons. Icons are:
E138: Possibly from the Ukraine or Russia, in a plastic silver frame. Print of a saint holding a large wooden cross and wearing purple and red robes, as well as a crown. Text next to the figure is in Russian.
E139: Print of "the Savior of Zvenigorod" affixed to wooden base. This print is likely a copy of a fresco or painting, as parts of the artwork are missing.

Glass chalices and paten

File consists of two clear glass chalices, and one clear glass paten. One of the chalices is slightly larger than the other. These chalices were used by Nouwen while he was a priest at L'Arche Daybreak. The cups were made by a glassblower in Vermont, Simon Pearce. Nouwen liked the clear glass because the wine could be seen, and many people could drink from them. He wrote, in Can You Drink the Cup, "These glass cups speak about a new way of being a priest and a new way of being human."

Framed photographs from Nouwen's home

File consists of 22 photographs, most of which are framed. These photographs were kept by Nouwen in his home. Most depict Nouwen family members. Included in the file is a framed woven piece of fabric, which was stored with the photographs.

Books

File contains 1 book, 2 booklets, 1 poster; 3 artifacts and 1 book in total. First material is a book called "Decade Book"; highlights years of history of Scarborough College from 1962-1972; book by William E. Beckel, first dean of Scarborough College; book in B&W. First artifact is a booklet titled "University of Toronto Scarborough College" ; shows original diagrams and photos of Scarborough College; outlines college's educational philosophy, design philosophy, site features, use of the site and project order; complete booklet in B&W; middle portion of booklet has been torn from binding; no date or markings on booklet. Second artifact is poster with title "U of T Co-op, University of Toronto Scarborough; outlines co-op programs in Management and Computer Science; poster is in colour; picture of student on computer; no date or markings on poster. Third artifact is a booklet, titled "Scarborough college, University of Toronto"; contains photos and diagrams of Scarborough College similar to ones included in first booklet; contains information about Scarborough College's beginning, the site, the concept and the building; no year or date on booklet; no markings; booklet in perfect condition.

Aerial photographs; Architects; Architectural models and drawings; Architecture; Brutalism; Co- Op Management program, Computer Science program; Computers and technology; Concrete construction; Construction; Contemporary architecture; Department of Computer and Mathematics; Department of Management; Faculty; Humanities Wing; Scarborough (Ont.); Scarborough College; Science Wing; Sculpture; Students; Television studio; University Buildings; University of Toronto Scarborough Campus

Haitian tapestry file

File consists of a letter from Barbara Vajk as well as a Haitian tapestry and educational information pertaining to the tapestry that Vajk sent Nouwen as a gift.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence

File consists of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence awarded to Nouwen in September 1996 and received by Carl MacMillan and others from the L'Arche Daybreak in October on behalf of Nouwen, who had died within that time, including a Ronald McDonald House Charities commemorative bottle of Coca-Cola, dated October 12, 1996.

Honourary Doctorate degree, Catholic Theological Union

File consists of the framed Honourary Doctorate diploma Henri Nouwen received from the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago IL), a framed copy of the citation honouring Nouwen, copies of the convocation program, and one black and red velvet Honourary Doctorate hood.

Royal Opera, Covent Garden : programme

File contains a souvenir, silk program from a gala performance by command of His Majesty the King in honour of the visit of the President of the French Republic. The concert featured the following soloists: Luisa Tetrazzini (Italian coloratura soprano), Caroline Hatchard (British soprano), John McCormack (Irish tenor), and Nellie Melba (Australian soprano).

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