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Awards and honourary degrees

Sub-series consists of awards and honourary degrees bestowed upon Henri Nouwen by various academic institutions, religious and community organizations, and literary associations, including correspondence and memorabilia relating to the awards and award ceremonies.

Course lectures, handouts, reading, and student notes

Sub-series consists of bound volumes of materials and loose documents created and used by Nouwen for his teaching positions various academic institutions in both North America and Europe. This includes reading notes, preparation notes, lecture notes, typed lecture summaries, course handouts and syllabi, many of which are heavily annotated by Nouwen. It also includes lectures, letters, notes, assignments and course evaluations produced by Nouwen's students and teaching assistants. In addition to the course-specific bound volumes, there are two bound volumes that are labelled as "miscellaneous class material" that relate to Nouwen's early career from 1959 to 1976. This sub-series has been divided into 22 sub-sub series based on the course titles and subjects which Nouwen taught between 1961 and 1994, except for one sub-sub series involving the two-volume set of collected class materials mentioned above.
The sub-sub series are:

  1. Developmental Psychology
  2. Psychology of Personality
  3. Abnormal Psychology
  4. Psychology of Religion
  5. Pastoral Care
  6. Christian Spirituality
  7. Ministry to the Elderly
  8. Hospitality
  9. Discipline and Discipleship
  10. Prison Ministry
  11. Collected Class Materials
  12. The Life and Works of Thomas Merton
  13. Ministry and Spirituality
  14. Ministry in Non-Religious Institutions
  15. The Ministry of Vincent Van Gogh
  16. Compassion
  17. Education and Community
  18. Hesychasm
  19. Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry
  20. Spiritual Direction / Spiritual Life and Spiritual Direction
  21. Introduction to the Spiritual Life
  22. Early Dutch course material

Gymnasium records

Sub-series consists of essays written by Nouwen during his years at Gymnasium - a grammar school in the Netherlands for students aged 12 to 18 years who aim to attend university. Top students would learn Latin and Greek.

Reviews and reports

Files contain correspondence, referee reports, comments and criticisms, recommendations regarding publication and drafts of articles by 3rd parties with Hollanders notations. Hollander worked on various editorial boards including the History of Political Economy or HOPE (Duke University), Canadian Journal of Economics, Utilitas (University College, London), Journal of the History Economic Thought, American Economic Review, Research in Political Economy, The Oxford Economic Papers, the Journal of Historical Ideas, the Journal of Political Economy, Routledge Publishing and Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology. There is also one file in B1998-0027 relating to his comments as a reader or reviewer for publishers.

Course descriptions

This subseries consists of records relating to course descriptions of courses that Prof MacDowell taught at U of T, York, and McMaster. These records consist of syllabi, course descriptions, and reading lists.

Constitutional Working Group

The series begins with the records of the Constitutional Working Group (CWG), whose purpose was to "advise the Attorney General and support the Deputy Ministers' Committee in the work which it is undertaking in the post-Meech environment."

General and administrative files

This sub-series documents NiPERA’s communications, meetings, participation in conferences, as well as general and specific administration activities. Record types include notes, drafts, papers, correspondence, minutes, reports and memoranda.

These records are arranged with general files at the front, followed by general correspondence, annual meetings, other meetings and conferences, bulletins, chairman’s reports, subject files and assorted documents at the end. Each of these sections is arranged chronologically, except for the subject files, which are arranged alphabetically.

Internal reports

This subseries consists of generally unpublished Internal reports, written alone or with colleagues on various subjects such as asymmetric spectrometers, two-lens spectrometer, magnetic fields near magnetic lenses, and the precision positron comparator. The report entitled "A proposed superconducting-cavity electron accelerator for the University of Toronto" (Nov. 1974) was not funded and according to Prof. Paul "determined many a change in my subsequent career". For correspondence relating with other University of Toronto colleagues see Series I.

B2009-0041/001(04)–(05) consists of notes on the Nilsson Model; and "Atomic Collisions with Positrons", Part III of a report supporting the application of members of the University of Toronto Physics Department for a superconducting electron linear accelerator (Sep. 1974).

Guides

Sub-series consists of one leader's guide to Nouwen's book Letters to Marc about Jesus. The book was produced by the publisher of Nouwen's book as a learning aid. Through a series of questions and exercises it attempts to help the reader gain in their own spiritual life through Nouwen's book. The book has been described at the item level.

Collected Essays IV (Proposed)

This sub-series consists of correspondence and preliminaries for the creation of another text Collected Essays IV (Proposed 2013) with a working title “Adam Smith on ‘Natural Liberty’ and the Correction of Market Failure, and other Essays on Classical and Marxian Political Economy.

College and Universities Retiree Association of Canada (CURAC)

Sub-series consists of material documenting Prof. Russell’s involvement with the College and Universities Retiree Association of Canada (CURAC). His activity with the organization began at its founding as he participated in initial 2002 meeting of the CURAC Steering Committee and helped draft the organization’s Constitution. Prof. Russell would later become its Founding President (beginning in 2003 for a 2-year term) and continued serving on various committees throughout the decade.

Material documents executive and committee activities predominantly covering the period between 2003 and 2008. Files include Board of Director minutes, documentation of incorporation, planning for annual conferences and general meetings, membership surveys and the activities of various committees, publicity material and correspondence.

Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (RALUT)

Sub-series consists of records documenting Prof. Russell’s participation in the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (RALUT). At its founding, the organization focused on issues surrounding pensions at the UofT and the continued academic activity of faculty members following retirement. Prof. Russell served as the organization’s Founding President. Material covers activities of the Executive Committee, Benefits Committee, Pension Committee, and the Joint Working Group on Retirement Issues, in addition to an address given by Peter Russell at the organization’s 2006 annual general meeting.

Letters of recommendation

This series consists of chronologically arranged letters of recommendation for graduate students and for other students with whom he was involved indirectly. These files are followed by individual files containing correspondence such as letters of recommendation prepared during their years at University of Toronto and after graduation.

RFPs and commissioned research

This sub-series documents requests for proposals issued by NiPERA to seek out environmental research organizations willing to carry out research projects on the hazards of nickel exposure and related dangers for NiPERA. This sub-series also includes the research itself. Record types include notes, drafts, papers, reports, and correspondence. These records are arranged chronologically.

Ledgers

Sub-series consists of cash books and ledgers kept by Nouwen and his staff between December 1981 and April 1997. The cash books were used to keep track of Nouwen's daily expenses between September 1982 and June 1987. The ledgers were used to keep track of Nouwen's expenses chronologically and by categories between August 1986 and April 1997. Categories in the ledgers include automobile, business meals, donations, food and entertainment, gifts to individuals, income tax payments, miscellaneous, office supplies, office supplies and equipment, personal, photocopies and photographs, postage/courier, promotion, purchase services, telephone, temporary help, and travel. Nouwen staff members involved with the material include Peter Weiskel, Connie Ellis, Lydia Banducci and Margaret Sutton.

Administrative records

  • CA ON00389 F4-7-2
  • Subseries
  • 1966 - 1994, predominant 1983 - 1985
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

Sub-series consists of administrative materials relating to activities which Nouwen performed as a university professor within the administrative and social frameworks of the academic setting. This sub-series has been divided into sub-sub-series according to each academic institution, namely:

  1. University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.
  2. Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
  3. Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  4. Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.
    and,
  5. Regis College, the University of Toronto, Canada.
    It is highly likely that Nouwen created administrative records while a professor at the Joint Pastoral Institute of Amsterdam and the Catholic Theological Institute of Utrecht between 1968 - 1970. However, these records have not survived.

Articles co-authored by Nouwen

Sub-series consists of published articles co-written by Nouwen between 1970 and 1986. The articles are in various formats including entire periodicals, offprints, newsletters, clippings and photocopies. In addition to featuring unique writings including a book review, the articles also represent published material that has been excerpted, and reprinted from Nouwen's books, articles, and lectures. Specific books excerpted include Intimacy, Aging, and Compassion.

Postcards

Subseries includes a collection of postcards. Some of the postcards are blank, others were written or sent by Kathleen Parlow. Postcards are in both black and white and colour.

Publishing Group meetings

Sub-series consists of agendas, minutes, reports (including budgets and other financial statements), proposals, and other material prepared for meetings of the Publishing Group from 1990 to 2006. Records for the year 2000 do not exist. After the corporation's structural reorganization in 1990, the members of the corporation elected approximately 10 people from within the membership to form the Publishing Group, which met with the editor of the Catholic New Times about ten times per year to oversee all aspects of the production of the newspaper.

Photocopies of archival material from Wilfred Watson fonds

Sub-series consists of photocopied archival material from the Wilfred Watson fonds at the University of Alberta. It was accumulated by Flahiff in the course of writing of "Always Someone to Kill the Doves: A Life of Sheila Watson", published by NeWest Press, in 2005. The material consists predominantly of correspondence between Marshall McLuhan and Wilfred Watson and Marshall McLuhan and Sheila Watson. The material copied ranges in date from 1959-1979, predominately 1962-1979.

Informal reviews and marginalia

This sub-series contains reviews and marginalia for papers that are not subject to formal reviews. Hollander either informally commented on these works or was asked to comment on the articles by certain authors and colleagues, however his comments were not intended to be used by publishers during their review process.

The Economics of Adam Smith

The Economics of Adam Smith (1973) was Hollander’s first major work in his scholarly pursuit to research the British classical economists. Its reception was widely favourable as a major contribution to Smithonian scholarship. Comments from reviews note that the work is detailed and provides a fresh perspective on Smith, especially with respect to The Wealth of Nations.

Included is a copy of his first draft along with research notes.

Lecture notes and teaching materials

This subseries consists of lecture notes and teaching materials for various courses in physics at the undergraduate and graduate level (1976-1987) and copies of student essays (1969-1978). There is also one file relating to lectures on energy given to Learning Unlimited (1988).

Talks and sermons

Sub-series consists of draft manuscripts and typescripts of many of Nouwen's published and unpublished talks (including informal talks and formal lectures), and sermons (including several marriage homilies). The sub-series represents Nouwen's process of preparing for public speaking, from miscellaneous notes to annotated typescripts of talks intended for publication. Some talks and sermons contain subject matter later published in Nouwen's articles and full-length books; links between them have been made where appropriate. This sub-series also includes transcripts of Nouwen's talks made by others. It has been divided into a sub-sub-series for notebooks regarding sermons and other speaking events given by Nouwen, files, and items.

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