File consists of letters from Parker Palmer and his wife Sally Parker (one thanking Nouwen for a gift of a 1600 year-old pot), including:
-a typed letter from Nouwen, a page of handwritten notes and a typescript of his introduction to Parker' s book "The Promise of Paradox"
-manuscripts by Parker Palmer titled "Desert Truth: Toward a Contemplative Knowing"
-proposal for a summer institute at Pendle Hill for 1982 titled "Formation for Ministry in Community"
-copy of Parker's booklet "Going Public: a working paper for Christians on the renewal of the public life".
-itnerary for an Ad Hoc Committee on Religion and Philanthorpy for September 28 - 29, 1981.
-correspondence between the Palmers and John S. and Marjorie Mogabgab, Robert W. Lynn of the Lilly Endowment Inc., Sr. Dolores Schuh CHM, administrative secretary at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, and Ursula Scott, the extension secretary at Pendle Hill.