File consists of letters from Robert (Bob) Durback, including drafts of his manuscript, " Seeds of Hope"an anthology of Nouwen's writing, copies of letters sent to Durback from Robert Schindler, a psychologist, and extensive correspondence with Michelle Rapkin, senior editor at Bantam Books, and two long typed letters from Nouwen and four typed letters from Connie Ellis, Nouwen's assistant.
File consists of letters from Rev. David (Dave) C. Duncombe, regarding his AIDS minstry and his protest of arms shipments to Latin America, including two short typed letters from Connie Ellis, Nouwen's assistant, and Ducombe's typescript "Prayer and Fasting: The Spiritual Journey of a Political Faster".
File consists of letters from Chris de Vinck, including copies of his magazine articles, poetry and regarding the inclusion of an introduction by Nouwen to de Vinck's book and their dealings with Doubleday.
File consists of two letters from Bill and Susan Collinge. The first, from March 27, 1987, invites Nouwen to their home whenever he wants. The second, from April 20, 1987, is in response to a letter from Nouwen.
File consists of letters from Diana Chambers, including an article by Gregory Baum "Option for the Powerless", and two copies of the typescript of Nouwen's "With Out-Stretched Hands: Reflections on Christian Leadership in the Future".
File consists of letters from Margaret Guenther on behalf of the Center for Christian Spirituality of the General Theological Seminary (New York, NY), including minutes from the Advisory Committee, a four-semester outline for the seminar, a copy of a letter sent to Guenther from Philip Turner, a typed letter from Nouwen and a hand-written and two typed drafts of a statement which he hoped would be read at the Advisory Committee.