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Photograph of view of city

Item consists of a slide (taken from a certain height) of a view of a city surrounded on one side by water.

Photograph of building

Item consists of a slide of a white building with an orange roof and clothes drying on a line; a house is visible in the background.

Photograph of unidentified boy

Item consists of a slide of an unidentified boy at an outdoor market, standing beside a pile of watermelons, holding a small one.

Photograph of unidentified man

Item consists of a slide of unidentified man, wearing a brown collared shirt, standing and looking over the side of a boat.

Photograph of view of coastline

Item consists of a slide (taken from a certain height) of the view of a coast line: trees, farmland, sea and an island. Shot 2.

Photograph of view of coastal town

Item consists of a slide (taken from a certain height) of the view of a coast line: trees, town, water, island and mountains in the distance. Shot 5.

Photograph of unidentified people

Item consists of a slide (taken from a distance) of unidentified people walking down a large sandy hill, with threes and the coast in the distance.

Photograph of unidentified man

Item consists of a slide of an unidentified man wearing a scarf on his head, visible on the other side of a white wall.

Photograph of narrow lane

Item consists of a slide of a narrow lane leading down a hill, lined with trees; two unidentified people are visible walking along it. Shot 2.

Photograph of mountains

Item consists of a slide (taken from below) of the sun shining on tree-covered mountains.

Photograph of two unidentified men

Item consists of a slide (taken from a distance) of one unidentified man standing on the shore, unloading cargo from two horses, and another unidentified man standing on a dock beside the cargo.

Photograph of unidentified man

Item consists of a slide of an unidentified man standing on a narrow path surrounded by bushes, trees and greenery.

Powhatan, Louisiana

File consists of 172 slides of a trip taken by Nouwen. These photographs mostly depict landscapes or unidentified people, although there are several of unidentified cities. Many of the photographs have an imprint which indicates the photographs were taken between August and November 1961. It is likely that Nouwen was in Powhatan, Louisiana, at this time. Slides include photographs of a rural setting, including a man riding a tractor in a field, Leone's Grocery store (in Powhatan, LA), other small grocery stores and gas stations, a lake, children sitting on porch steps, a white church, fields, the building of a house, boys on horseback, a building on fire, a second white church, people on a beach and cotton workers. While in Powhatan, Nouwen likely traveled and took photographs of the cities he visited, including Baton Rouge, LA (P3337, P3340) and Houston, TX (P3344, P3355). There are also two photographs of three nuns on a beach (P3349, P3350). There are four photographs of Nouwen in the file (P3283, P3315, P3320, P3897).

Photograph of Henri Nouwen and Maria Nouwen

Item consists of one photograph of Henri Nouwen and his mother, Maria Nouwen. They are standing on the tarmac at an airport in front of a TWA airplane. They are smiling at the camera. Nouwen is turned to the side and is leaning towards his mother. He is also holding a bag under his left arm. He is wearing dark pants and a dark jacket, and a green shirt underneath.

Photographs of May 1967

File consists of 19 photographs of an unknown group of men. These photographs were likely taken while Nouwen was teaching a non-credit course to priests on Pastoral Care at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame University (Notre Dame, IN). There are seven men visible in the photographs. They are at a large house in a rural area. Also depicted is a wooden walkway and some trees, and one of the men catching a ball.

Photographs of the Grand Canyon and Sedona

File consists of 158 photographs, most likely taken by Nouwen, featuring the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and other landscapes located in Arizona. Nouwen is depicted in three of the photographs. For the most part, contents of the pictures feature views of the Grand Canyon, the landscape as taken from a vehicle driving on a road, and rock formations in Sedona, including the Chapel of the Holy Cross. There are two unidentified men in several of the photographs, and these men were possibly colleagues of Nouwen's at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, KS.

Photograph of Henri Nouwen

Item consists of one photograph of Henri Nouwen leaning against the hood of a gold car parked outside of brown cabins. Nouwen is looking at the camera and wearing glasses, light coloured pants, a tan sweater and striped grey scarf.

Photograph of Henri Nouwen looking at the Grand Canyon

Item consists of one photograph of Henri Nouwen leaning against a short fence with his hands on the railing, and looking at the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. The photograph was taking slightly behind Nouwen, and he is seen in profile, with the Canyon in front of him and in the background. Nouwen is wearing sunglasses, a tan sweater, and light coloured pants.

Photographs of army training in the Netherlands Antilles

File consists of 211 photographs taken in the Netherlands Antilles (also known as the Dutch Antilles), likely taken by Nouwen. This was likely a training exercise trip taken by members of the Dutch army, including Nouwen while he was a chaplain in the Dutch army.

There are photographs taken while on a hike to the top of a mountain [Christoffelberg], including photographs of several men in green army fatigues, and one photograph of Nouwen in fatigues sitting atop a rock. It appears as though the army conducted a hike, and then were able to sightsee on the island of Curacao.

Other contents of photographs include: a yellow villa (landhuis?); Koffiehaus Jan Cristian in Westpunt [Jan Cristian coffee house]; landscapes including beaches, mountains, cacti, and cactus flowers, and cliffs; city streets and shops; a group of men (likely the same men as depicted in fatigues) socializing; three black children; a group of older people and some children (possibly other Dutch people visiting); people of various ages jumping on a trampoline outside. There are also photographs of men working outside installing some sort of machinery, including one photograph of Nouwen, and also photographs of men at a beach, including one photograph of Nouwen.

Photograph of Henri Nouwen

Item consists of one photograph of Henri Nouwen. Nouwen is working outside with a group of men. He is bent and lifting up one side of a piece of plywood. He is wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt and black pants, as well as black socks and brown sandals.

Photographs of trip to Brazil

File consists of 63 photographs, including some commercial slides, of Brazil. The photographs were likely taken by Nouwen while on a family trip to Brazil. Depicted in the commercial slides is Sao Paolo and important buildings. The contents of the photographs include: Nouwen family members, including Laurent J.M. Nouwen and Maria Nouwen; a horse race; ships and boats; city streets and a fruit market; children and others on a beach; nuns in front of a hospital (P5065), in front of other buildings, and standing with small groups of people; a red dirt road; construction on a house.

Photographs of Dutch ship

File consists of 9 slides featuring photographs taken aboard a Dutch naval ship, likely as part of a tour. Several unidentified people in plainclothes are visible in the photographs, as well as several men in naval uniforms. Shown in one photograph is a man sunbathing on a beach chair. Also depicted is a plane with the label "KON MARINE" [short for Koninklijke Marine, or "Royal Navy", part of the Dutch Ministry of Defence]. Photographs depict the parts of the large ship, including one photograph taken of the unidentified people on the bridge (the room with the steering wheel). Harry Derkx and [his?] children appear in some of the photos.

Photographs from marriage festivities for Laurien Nouwen and Marc van Campen

File consists of 8 slides featuring Maria Nouwen, Laurien Nouwen, Marc van Campen and other unidentified people likely taken during the festivities surrounding the marriage of Laurien Nouwen and Marc van Campen in June 1966. Six of the slides feature people, including Maria Nouwen (P5100, P5101); Laurien Nouwen and Marc van Campen (P5096); unidentified men in suits and an unidentified women in semi-formal attire (P5097 - P5098). The two slides which do not feature people show houses, which may be the buildings where the couple were married and received by families and friends.

Unidentified photographs of [Mexico]

File consists of 8 slides featuring photographs of an unidentified location, possibly in Mexico. This includes three photographs of ruins, possibly Mayan ruins, as well as five photographs of an unidentified city.

Photograph of Henri Nouwen

Item consists of one photograph of Henri Nouwen, possibly taken while he was in Rome. Nouwen is seated at a desk and is looking through a thin book or collection of papers. He is wearing glasses as well as a dark suit and a white priest's collar. Visible behind him is part of a plant, a lamp, and there is a painted portrait of, Nouwen's mother, Maria Nouwen, on the wall.

Photograph of Nouwen

Item consists of a slide of Nouwen, wearing a white collared shirt and gray pants, standing between two stone sculptures of (warriors?), (pretending?) to hold up the broken arm and hand of one sculpture.

Photograph of unknown couple on their wedding day

Item consists of one photograph of an unknown couple on their wedding day. The bride and groom are sitting inside of a car in the back seat, and are smiling out of the window at the photographer. There are raindrops on the car.

Page 4 of Album 3

File consists of page 4 of Album 3. There are eight photographs on the page [P6419, P6420, P6421, P6422, P6423, P6424, P6425, P6426]. Possibly taken between August 16-30, 1970 on a retreat in Vermont, Henri Nouwen is seen working and with friends, including Don McNeill, Bob Antonelli and Claude Pomerleau.

The annotations on the back of the photos read:

P6419: Bob Antonelli met de kinderen van Claude's [illegible]

P6420: [Illegible] van Claude

P6421: Claude, Don en de moeder van Claude [bijleren?] de H. [Mis?]

P6422: Don

Page 5 of Album 3

File consists of page 5 of Album 3. There is one photograph on the page [P6427]. Taken by Ron van den Bosch, the photo is a head shot of Henri Nouwen standing along a canal in Utrecht.

Page 7 of Album 3

File consists of page 7 of Album 3. There is one photograph on the page [P6429]. Taken by Ron van den Bosch, the photo is a shot of Henri shaking hands with an unidentified boy along a canal in Utrecht.

Page 13 of Album 3

File consists of page 13 of Album 3. There is one photograph on the page [P6345]. Taken by Ron van den Bosch, the photo is a shot of Henri Nouwen waving to someone out of the frame along a canal in Utrecht.

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