File consists of letters, including four photo cards, and articles from members of the L'Arche community of Trosly-Breuil (also called La Ferme) in France, including official correspondence from Jean Vanier and letters from Thérèse Monique, Barbara, Agnes, Simone Landrien and Larry Gray. Also includes the original draft of a letter written by Nouwen to his students at Boston College explaining his reasons for joining the L'Arche community, and a letter from Therese [Cecury?] giving Nouwen the address to her parents Paul and Marie Peeters in France (it has been annotated "file: Trosly").
File consists of letters from Jim Antal, two letters from his wife Cindy Antal, magazine articles and correspondence from various individuals connected with The Fellowship of Reconciliation (Nyack, NY) and the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, that has been annotated "file: Antal, Jim".
File consists of letters from Rose Marciano Lucey and long typed letter from Nouwen regarding the death of Daniel Lucey, Rose's husband. File also contains memorial cards, obituaries and funeral mass material.
File consists of letters from (Rev.) Michael J. Christensen of the Golden Gate Community Mission in San Francisco, CA., as well as copies of Christensen's articles "The Mystery of Kairos" and "The Mystery of Kenosis".
File consists of letters from Peter Ruggere, writing from the Padres de Maryknoll in Lima, Peru, as well as letters from Sr. Mary Joan Doyle, DC (regarding the construction of a dormitory and night school for shoeshine boys in Cochabamba, Bolivia), as well as a typed letter from Nouwen, addressed to Maria Torre (c/o Ruggere), and a letter from Sofia Mereno-Mendez, a member of the family Nouwen stayed with while in Lima.
File consists of letters Foster Parents Plan regarding Nouwen's sponsorship of a young boy, Hugo Corini, from Bolivia, including short notes from Hugo's uncle on behalf of Hugo (translated by the agency).
File consists of letters, telegrams and greeting cards sent to Nouwen on the occassion of the 25th anniversary of his Ordination. The letters have been numbered by the Archivist. The list of correspondents includes:
Br. M. Alexis
Walter and Jet Gaffney
Robert Jay Lifton, M.D.
Marge and Tom Melizzi
June E. Hagan
Madeline and Dorothea McGinley
Steve and Carol Berry
Sr. Gabriel Marie
Caroline S. Wales 20.Manette and Harry Adams
Ken and Lenore Smith-Aman 23.Joseph G. Kelly
Kay Hartlage and Eileen Walsh
Barbara Grecco 28.Mary Fern [Hollis]
Virginia van Dooren
Tom and Ada Karlin (telegram also from Meg and Ovidio Penalver, Agnes Baker and Laura Shilter)
Sr. Doreen, CP
Frank and Sandy (Sandra) Cihlar 34.Ellie Drury
Mary Ann Logue
Mabel and John Treadwell 37.Covenant Peace Community (Rev. Hud Richard)
Fr. John Eudes Bamberger 40.David [Schlaver?]
Rose and Dan Lucey
Br. Christian [photograph removed] 46.Hans and Ann Hermans
Frank Yeomans, Maria Malanchuk, Arlene Ganem, Brad Wolcott and Vincent [last name unknown] 48.Carolyn Beehler 49.Callie and Wim Stone 50.Caroline S. Wales 51.Steve and Carol Berry 52.John and Marjorie Mogabgab 53.Rudy Hokanson and Susan Miller 54.Sr. Marci [Marcelline] Yurkovic
Anne and Mary [lastname unknown] 56.unknown prayer card and photograph [photograph removed]
File consists of letters from Mich and Mary Zeman, including two typed letters of recommendation for Mich Zeman and a very long typed letter from Nouwen, as well as a joint letter written by Nouwen and Mich to members of their fall 1980 course, Spiritual Direction.
File consists of letters from Luzselenia and Randle Loeb, including a typed draft by Nouwen of a reading for the baptism of the Loeb children. File also includes a home-made photograph album featuring 12 photographs of people related to the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.