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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Lynn, Robert W. File
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Letter from Robert Wood Lynn

File consists of a letter from Robert Wood Lynn, Senior Vice President of The Lilly Endowment, Inc. Later correspondence from Lynn was filed under "Lilly Endowment".

Letters from Parker Palmer and Sally Parker

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.

Letter from Gene Searchinger

File consists of a copy of a long letter sent by Gene Searchinger of Equinox Films Inc. to Robert Lynn of the Lilly Endowment, Inc, regarding the van Gogh film project. This letter was written as a reaction to the sudden death of Howard Sayre Weaver.

Letters from the Lilly Endowment Inc.

File consists of letters from Fred L. Hofheinz and Robert W. Lynn of the Lilly Endowment Inc. as well as two typed draft letters by Nouwen and a typed proposal by Nouwen and Parker Palmer to study the Spirituality of the Teacher.

Letters from The Lilly Endowment, Inc.

File consists of a letter from Robert Wood Lynn, Senior Vice President, of The Lilly Endowment Inc., including two reports titled "The Work Plan of The Lilly Endowment in Research on Theological Education, 1985-1988" and "The Work Plan of the Lilly Endowment in Research on the Future of Catholic Ministry, 1985 - 1988".