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Collected articles

Sub-series consists of more than 70 articles collected by Nouwen for his research, writing, speeches, as reference for his duties as pastor, and for general interest. The sub-series consists of newspaper, magazine and journal articles as well as copied chapters from books and three manuscripts.
It is not known the exact purpose or reason these articles were kept, therefore, the archivist has arranged the sub-series in alphabetical order by title of the article. The articles in this series were likely collected and kept by Nouwen. There are other articles in 1.8.13. Henri Nouwen fonds - Administrative resources files. There are three files with a collection of articles (14081, 14082, 14083). These articles were likely given to Nouwen and so were filed with resources when they came in with letters.

Psychology degree records

Sub-series consists of material relating to Nouwen’s time at Nijmegen University pursuing his Bachelor (candidaat) degree in Psychology. Much of the material is in Dutch and is undated. Sub-series also contains a file with administrative information pertaining to both of Nouwen’s degrees obtained at Nijmegen University.

Personal papers

Sub-series consists of personal papers collected by Nouwen over his lifetime for sentimental reasons including mementos, ephemera, and materials relating to his childhood, career and his friends. Sub-series has been organized in chronological order.

Books of the Bible

Sub-series consists of typed and handwritten notes, organized by books of the Bible (Old Testament), detailing illuminations, illustrations, and other details of each book from various versions of the Bible that were examined. Many files also include a typed manuscript detailing the findings. Some files also include photocopies of reference material.

Promotional material for lectures, workshops and special events

Sub-series consists of posters, pamphlets and programs of various lectures and workshops conducted by or involving Henri Nouwen and events attended by Nouwen, including a card of thanks, miscellaneous worksheets and a reserved sign marked with Nouwen's name.

Parts only

Subseries consists of manuscript instrumental parts without scores for various ensembles, including music for jazz ensemble; strings, voice and piano; incidental music for orchestra; and, jazz trio.

Law Reform

In 1968, I received a Canada Council grant to undertake a project on the machinery of law reform (file 2). My plan was to write a comprehensive book on the various techniques for changing the law, from parliament and judicial lawmaking to the new Law Commissions that were emerging in the English-speaking world. In 1969, I gave a lecture sponsored by the Centre of Criminology on the machinery of criminal law reform, which was excerpted and commented upon in the Globe (files 5-8).

In 1969, for nine months, I explored the subject abroad: a few weeks in New Zealand, a month in Australia, and the rest of the time in England (files 9-13). I spent considerable time in London with the Law Commission (file 12) and other bodies. For most of that time, I was in the law library in Cambridge collecting materials and working out ideas for the book. Over the years, I wrote innumerable draft outlines for the book (file 15-19).

When I returned to Canada I was invited to present some of my ideas to the Department of Justice, which, as set out in the boxes on my work for the federal government, helped to influence the setting up of the federal Law Reform Commission.

I continued to work on the book, but in 1971 I was appointed to the Law Reform Commission of Canada, which made it difficult to devote much time to the project. When I returned to Toronto as dean in 1972 I continued to do work in the area, but concentrated on publishing specific papers on areas that interested me, that I thought would later form the foundation for the book. I did a paper, published in the University of Toronto Law Journal in 1974, on prospective and retrospective judicial lawmaking (file 35). Another paper was published in a festschrift edited by Peter Glazebrook for Glanville Williams in 1978 on pressure groups (files 36-40). As set out in the boxes on access to the law, I also published a book on the form of the law.

Throughout the 1970s, I did rough drafts of many areas of law (files 22-34) which I shared with my students in the seminar that I gave on law reform (see the boxes on teaching). Boxes of law reform materials were set out for their and my use (file 14). I also did considerable work on a paper, which was never completed, involving the House of Lords case of DPP v. Smith, which was the first subject dealt with by the English Law Commission (file 41).

When I concluded my term as dean in June, 1979, I went to Israel for the fall and to England for the spring. I was determined to come to grips with the great amount of material that I had collected and to publish a book on law reform. While in Israel I taught a course on law reform at the Hebrew University while working at Tel Aviv University (we lived in Netanya) (file 42). I commenced worked on the subject of codification (file 42)
which was to form a chapter of the book, but as described in the box of materials on R. S. Wright’s code, I spent most of my time in England researching and writing the article on Wright’s code.

When I returned to Toronto I wanted to find some way of completing the project. I decided to do a book of essays on law reform (files 46-49) and submitted a manuscript to the U of T Press (file 48). The book didn’t hang together, however, and eventually I withdrew it from the Press and published it with Carswells (files 51-60) in a different format under the title, A Century of Criminal Justice: Perspectives on the Development of Canadian Law, basing the main title on the paper that I did for the Royal Society for its Centenary celebration in 1982 (see boxes on other professional activities). I added articles that I had published in the last few years, plus an additional unpublished paper on the constitution and the criminal law. The book was published in 1984 and received good reviews. It did not, however, purport to be a book on law reform, although many of the essays dealt with aspects of the subject. It was simply a book on various essays on criminal justice. That ended my long involvement in attempting to publish a book on law reform. Still, I have never left my interest in the area. Indeed, today (January 20, 1998) I gave a talk at a workshop at the law school on commissions and committees, discussing the Somalia and Krever inquiries, and in preparation reread my very rough draft on the subject from the mid 1970s.

Darton Longman & Todd Ltd. files

Sub-series consists of eleven files which deal with Nouwen's personal and professional dealings with Darton Longman & Todd Ltd., a publishing company located in London, England. Much of the correspondence is between Nouwen/his assistants and Teresa de Bertodano, Editor (1984-1989); Sarah Baird-Smith, Editorial Director (1989-1990); or Morag Reeve, Editor/Editorial Director for Darton Longman & Todd Ltd. (1990-1994). Of note is that in February 1989, Teresa de Bertodano joined Collins Publishers. Nouwen continued his business and personal association with her through this publishing company. Specific Nouwen publications mentioned in the files include In the Name of Jesus, Show Me the Way, Life of the Beloved, Lifesigns, Here and Now, The Return of the Prodigal Son (also referred to as The Prodigal Son), The Way of the Heart, Compassion, In the House of the Lord (published in the USA as Lifesigns), Behold the Beauty of the Lord, Letters to Marc about Jesus (also referred to as Letters to Marc), The Road to Daybreak (also referred to as Diary and L'Arche Diary and Journal), Beyond the Mirror (also referred to as A Glimpse Beyond the Mirror), and Time to Mourn Time to Dance, as well the Nouwen readers Seeds of Hope and Circles of Love (also referred to as Daily Readings) compiled by Bob Durback and John Garvey respectively.

Scrapbook contents

Subseries consists of loose-leaf pages of radio scripts and program notes from files labeled "From scrapbook." These files were presumably intended to be added to a scrapbook, or were removed from a scrapbook at some point.

The Economics of David Ricardo

It has been stated that The Economics of David Ricardo (1979) is perhaps Hollander’s most enduring legacy to the history of economic thought if only because of the heated controversy it has produced. It has been described by many as counter-revolutionary to the ideas of great economists such as Schumpter and Sraffa. Common among those who oppose and support Hollander’s unique interpretation of Ricardo is recognition that the book, which is detailed in its analysis and research, is an important addition to the debate on this controversial historical figure.

Included is the 1st draft of the manuscript, research notes, and notes of material omitted and to be used elsewhere.


The subseries includes menus and some correspondence from countries that are a part of the European continent including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales.

The subseries comprises areas part of Central, Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Europe.
Menus feature Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Thai, Finnish, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Indian and Indo-Chinese, Russian and seafood cuisine.

Menus types found in this subseries includes take away menus, static menus, bound menus, trifold formatted menus, and photocopies. Business cards for a small portion of the restaurants are attached to the menus.

Interviews of and articles about Nouwen

  • CA ON00389 F4-9-3
  • Subseries
  • 1974 - 1996, predominant 1983, 1987 - 1996
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

Sub-series consists of published articles representing interviews of and articles written about Nouwen between 1974 and 1996. The articles are in various formats including entire periodicals, offprints, clippings, and photocopies as originally saved by Nouwen. Specific publications include Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Catholic Times, Katholiek Nieuwsblad, Trouw, and Zaken die God raken. Articles from church newsletters and other sources with limited publication are also included. This sub-series does not contain all of the published interviews of and articles about Nouwen as is evident by several incomplete article series.

Appointment books

The four boxes in this sub-series contain the appointment books that I used for the years 1961 to 1994 (boxes 1-4). They contain appointment for each day and various other matters that I wanted to record, such as certain financial transactions. While I was dean from 1972 to 1979, my secretary, Patricia Dawson, also kept a daily appointment book for many of my activities (box 5).

Graduate student files

Graduate Student Files, including correspondence, letters of recommendation, student assessments, graduate research, drafts of dissertations.

Miscellaneous collected research

This sub-series documents the research of individuals and organizations other than NiPERA, but whose work is similar, or of interest to NiPERA. Record types include notes, drafts, papers, reports, and correspondence.

The Economics of John Stuart Mill. Vol.I & II

The Economics of John Stuart Mill. Vol.I & II (1985) was Hollander’s third in the series of studies on classical economists and it is evident in the reviews of the book that the criticisms garnered by Ricardo spilled over into many reviewers assessment of this voluminous work. The introduction to economist A.W. Coates’ (Duke University) review places Mill within the context of Hollander’s other works:

The reviewer of these volumes faces a daunting task, not simply because of their immense size but also because they cannot adequately be considered in isolation. Together with Professor Hollander’s earlier studies of The Economics of Adam Smith (1973, pp. 351) and The Economics of David Ricardo (1979, pp.759) they constitute a sustained campaign to establish the validity of singular unified interpretation of the central tradition of nineteenth-century British economic thought. Moreover, if Hollander’s main thesis is correct, it has direct implications for our understanding of orthodox (or mainstream) twentieth century economic thought.

He concludes:

Like the massively ambitious project of which it forms an integral part, Hollander’s Mill will leave a permanent imprint in the history of economics. (The Manchester School, September 1987 #3, pp.310-316)

Included is a highly annotated and corrected early draft of the work, parts of a middle draft and a complete final draft.

Multilateral Meeting on the Constitution

Records relating to the Multilateral Meetings on the Constitution include lists of delegates, meeting transcripts, legal decisions, meeting reports, records of meetings, status reports, drafts, and memos. Many of these records are mixed in with records for the Continuing Committee on the Constitution (see above).

Doubleday files

Sub-series consists of sixteen files which deal with Nouwen's personal and professional dealings with Doubleday, a publishing company located in New York, NY. Much of the correspondence is between Nouwen or his assistants and Robert T. Heller, Editorial Director from 1982 to 1988 or Patricia Kossman, Senior Editor or William Barry, Associate Publisher for Doubleday. Specific Nouwen publications mentioned in the files include Lifesigns, The Return of the Prodigal Son (also referred to as Canvas of Love: Reflections on a Rembrandt), Compassion (also referred to as The Careful Embrace), In the House of the Lord (also referred to as Lifesigns),The Road to Daybreak, Reaching Out, The Genesee Diary, Clowning in Rome, The Wounded Healer, A Cry for Mercy, Creative Ministry, Aging, Downward Mobility, Peacemaking and The Inner Voice of Love (also referred to as Interrupted Love).

Documents describing the spirit, the structure and the format of retreats

Sub-series consists of documents regarding the organisational structure of the Faith and Sharing Federation, the spirit of the Faith and Sharing movement and a guide describing the format of the Faith and Sharing retreats. The majority of the documents are in two sets of the documents, one written in French and the other in English. Only a French copy of the 2010 Faith and Sharing Organization Structure was provided at the time of donation.

Graduate research

This subseries documents Garrison’s Ph.D. research at Yerkes Observatory including a typescript of his thesis along with some data and observation notebooks. Much of his early research was done with the guidance of renown astronomer William Morgan There are also notebooks on 1962 and 1964 symposiums at Yerkes and another with notes on Garrison’s discussions with Morgan.

Scripts with or without scores and parts

Subseries incudes manuscript and typeset scripts for radio programs and dramas. Many scripts come with accompanying scores and parts and were created for CBC broadcasts. Some files also include cue sheets.

North America

The subseries includes menus from countries part of the North American continent including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, (from the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and the Yukon), Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), El Salvador, Greenland (part of Denmark), Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, and the United States of America, (from the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming).

Menu types include take out menus, booklet style menus, tri-fold and four fold menus, small card menus and single sheet menus.

Menus feature Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Cambodian, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Islamic, Spanish, Jamaican, Armenian, Israeli, Malaysian, American, Mongolian, Singapore, Thai, Taiwanese, Burmese, Korean, Laotian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Afghan, Lebanese, Ecuadorian, Turkish, Peruvian, Argentinian, Egyptian, Venezuelan, Hong Kong style, seafood and vegetarian cuisine.

Expenses files

Sub-series consists of material regarding Nouwen's expenses. The files were started by Nouwen's staff after his arrival at L'Arche Daybreak in August 1986. Statements, invoices, and receipts (some with notes) were collected according to category and month. Categories included 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.
It is believed that the expenses files were filed with the General Financial Files during their active year. The files were arranged alphabetically by expense category and by month within each category. At the end of the year each category was bundled together and the General Financial File folders were reused. Therefore, the expenses files for 1995 and 1996 can be found in the General Financial Files and this sub-series consists of the expenses files from August 1986 to December 1994. They are arranged chronologically by year, alphabetically by category within each year, and chronologically by month within each category. The exception being 1986 where months August to December were bundled together.
Every month a summary of expenses was sent by Nouwen's office to Nouwen's personal accountant, Joe Sarno. These summaries can be found in the Personal Accountant Files and the General Financial Files. All expenses were also recorded in the Ledgers and can be found in the Ledgers sub-series.

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