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L'Arche Daybreak (Association)
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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.

Photograph of Christmas at L'Arche Daybreak

Item consists of a photograph of L'Arche Daybreak community members gathered at Green House to celebrate Christmas. Back row, left to right: Jim Christie; Natasha Stevens; Geoff Whitney-Brown; Lorenzo Sforza-Cesarini; David Harmon; and Peter Porter. Middle row, left to right: John Smeltzer; John (last name uknown); Kathy Christie; Carrie Whitney-Brown, holding her infant daughter, Monica; Marilyn (last name unknown); unidentified woman; and Steffan Muller. Front row, left to right: Janet Whitney-Brown; Haines Hubbard; Carol Greig (seated in front of Haines Hubbard); Sue Hubbard; two unidentified women; and Janice Byrne.

Letters from L'Arche Daybreak

File consists of letters from members of the L'Arche Daybreak community, including:
Joe Egan, John David Guido, members of The Green House, and a typed reflection on life at Daybreak by Susie (last name unknown). Includes the original letter sent to Nouwen by Joe Egan inviting him to live at Daybreak, (although it is dated December 4, 1985, It is attached to letters from 1986), as well as a map and directions to Daybreak, and a schedule of priorities for the community for the 1986-87 year. Materials have been annotated "file: Daybreak".

Letters from L'Arche

File consists of letters and newsletters from various members of the L'Arche community, in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Haiti, Honduras, including a copy of a long typed letter from Joe Egan of L'Arche Daybreak, inviting Nouwen to join their community.

Photograph of Christmas at L'Arche Daybreak

Item consists of a photograph of L'Arche Daybreak community members gathered at Green House to celebrate Christmas. Back row, left to right: Jim Christie; Natasha Stevens; Geoff Whitney-Brown; Lorenzo Sforza-Cesarini; David Harmon; and Carl MacMillan. Middle row, left to right: John Smeltzer; John (last name uknown); Kathy Christie; Carrie Whitney-Brown, holding her infant daughter, Monica; Marilyn (last name unknown); two unidentified women; and Peter Porter. Front row, left to right: Janet Whitney-Brown; Haines Hubbard; Sue Hubbard; Carol Greig; an unidentified woman; and Janice Byrne.

Miscellaneous materials from L'Arche Daybreak

File consists of a copy of a letter sent by Sr. Sue Mosteller to L. Jackson, Director of the Mental Retardation Resources Branch of the Ministry of Community and Social Services (Government of Ontario) dated March 26, 1979. It is not clear as to the purpose or use Nouwen had for this document.