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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections File
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Lannoo correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning The Wounded Healer, Letters to Marc about Jesus, With Open Hands, Reaching Out, In the Name of Jesus, The Genesee Diary, Gracias, and Road to Daybreak; business documents including royalty statements; a Dutch introduction to In the Name of Jesus; Nouwen's introduction for John Main's book on Christian Meditation; an original signed contract for "Vreemdeling in het Paradijs"; and possible draft Dutch manuscripts for The Wounded Healer and Bob Durback's Seeds of Hope: A Henri Nouwen Reader.

Lannoo correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning The Prodigal Son (also referred to as Canvas of Love), Aging, and Lifesigns; business documents including three Dutch drafts of The Prodigal Son and a colour photographic image for the book cover, a colour photograph of a blade of grass, and royalty statements.

Orbis Books correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning Stations of the Cross; business documents include Nouwen's comments on What Prize Awaits Us and an Orbis Books catalogue.

Orbis Books correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning Walk with Jesus: Stations of the Cross including correspondence with Sr. Helen David (the illustrator) and William O'Connor, Maryknoll; also includes sketches of the original art work by Sr. Helen David.

Orbis Books correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning Walk with Jesus; business documents including advertisements for Walk with Jesus as well as invoices.

Orbis Books correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning Ukraine Journal and With Burning Hearts; business documents including the first proofs and a cover proof for With Burning Hearts; an original advertising order form featuring Nouwen's books as well as a copy with Nouwen's handwritten changes; a copy of a signed Certificate of Foreign Status; an invoice and packing slip; and advertisements for Nouwen's books.

Verlag Herder correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning Behold the Beauty of the Lord and Letters to Marc; business documents including a colour image used for Geheilt durch seine Wunden, cover proof for Bilder gottlichen Lebens (Behold the Beauty of the Lord) and a royalty statement; personal correspondence including three German postcards addressed to Nouwen from Franz Johna and a letter from Nouwen to Dr. Hermann Herder responding to the death of Dr. Herder's father.

Verlag Herder correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning The Life of the Beloved and Intimacy; business documents include royalty statements and other financial statements; personal correspondence including a letter from Nouwen to Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Herder thanking them for remembering his 60th birthday.

Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated

File consists of business correspondence concerning a request for Nouwen to contribute an endorsement for the book The Face of Prayer.

Ambo

File consists of business correspondence concerning With Open Hands, Gracias, In Memoriam, Making All Things New and Desert Wisdom: Saying from the Desert Fathers (introduction by Henri Nouwen); business documents including royalty statements for the Dutch version of Gracias and the 1985 Ambo catalogue.

Augsburg Fortress

The file consists of business documents including an original signed permission granted letter for the use of an excerpt of Nouwen's writing in Peacemaking: Day by Day, the associated cheque request, and the cheque receipt for Living in Deep/Lutheran.

Balans

File consists of business correspondence concerning In Memoriam (Moeder) and other Nouwen books published by Balans; business documents including royalty statements and a 1987 Balans catalogue.

Bruderhof

File consists of business correspondence concerning the Plough Publishing House, which was run by the Hutterian Brethren. Includes a copy of Christianity Today, March 15, 1985.

Companion (Br. Phil Kelly)

File consists of business correspondence concerning an interview between Nouwen and Mr. Phil Kelly which became a feature piece in the January 1990 Companion of Saint Francis and Saint Anthony magazine; business documents including a draft of the interview called: "Living the 'Second Loneliness' Henri J. Nouwen at Daybreak" as well as four Companion magazines from 1988 and 1989.

Editions Anne Sigier Inc

File consists of business correspondence concerning the interest of Mrs. Anne Sigier in Nouwen's books - possibly the French editions.

Editions du Moustier

File consists of business correspondence concerning A Letter of Consolation, Reaching Out, Letters to Marc about Jesus, Beyond the Mirror, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Behold the Beauty of the Lord, and The Life of the Beloved.

Eerdmans publisher

File consists of business correspondence concerning requests for Nouwen to write statements to promote Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. books, as well as proofs for Nouwen's comments.

Food First

File consists of a Fall 1982 and a Summer 1983 Food First News pamphlet.

Good News Publishers

File consists of business correspondence concerning an endorsement for Leanne Payne's The Broken Image.

InterVarsity Press

File consists of business correspondence concerning an endorsement for David Hansen's book The Art of Pastoring.

Katholiek Nieuwsblad

File consists of Dutch business correspondence and two copies of the Katholiek Nieuwsblad newspaper.

Korda

File consists of business correspondence from Sister Ágnes Fülöp of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny concerning the Hungarian edition of Heart Speaks to Heart published by Korda.

Moorings

File consists of business correspondence from Timothy Jones, Managing Editor of Moorings, a division of The Ballantine Publishing Group at Random House Inc. informing Nouwen about the mission of the publishing house and inviting him to submit any proposals or ideas for future publications.

Morehouse Publishing

File consists of business correspondence from Deborah Grahame-Smith, Senior Editor. The first letter is from May 26, 1995, regarding a reprint of the book True Prayer by Kenneth Leech. Nouwen wrote an endorsement for the Harper edition, and Morehouse is asking permission to reprint it with the book. The second letter, from March 31, 1992, is concerning an endorsement for a forthcoming publication entitled The Saints Among Us by George Gallup.

Novalis

File consists of business correspondence concerning The Return of the Prodigal Son, Our Greatest Gift, Life of the Beloved, With Burning Hearts, Here and Now, and Life Signs, and the possibility of Novalis translating these books into French; business documents including a published booklet: Au nom de Jesus; two copies of a draft and final copy titled "Passion Sunday;" and Nouwen's endorsement of the book To Love Again: Finding Comfort and Meaning in Times of Grief.

Our Sunday Visitor

File consists of a letter from the Our Sunday Visitor editorial staff concerning the publication of Nouwen's article on his ministry in an issue of their magazine.

Paulist Press

File consists of business correspondence concerning a book about Francis de Sales, Jane de Chantal: Letters of Spiritual Direction, for which Nouwen was to write the introduction (the draft manuscript of the book was culled from the file), the video From the House of Fear to the House of Love and mention of a Lenten book; business documents including a copy of the contract-letter for From the House of Fear to the House of Love, drafts of Nouwen's reviews, introductions of Jean Vanier's books, and the book volunteer and royalty statements.

Poleridge Press

File consists of a Poleridge Press catalog, two issues of the magazine "The Fourth R," and an order form.

Radix Magazine

File consists of business correspondence concerning a request to print Nouwen's article Intimacy, Fecundity and Ecstasy in Radix magazine. Includes a copy of the November/December 1983 issue of the magazine.

Resurrection Press Ltd

File consists of business correspondence from Resurrection Press asking Nouwen to consider publishing work with them. Includes a copy of their Fall/Winter catalogue and two press articles about Resurrection Press and editor Emilie Cerar. Letter from 1995 asks Nouwen to write a blurb for a book of Lenten Reflections, titled Season of New Beginnings, by Mitch Finley

Sal Terrae

File consists of business correspondence with St. Editorial Sal Terrae, a Jesuit publisher in Spain, concerning Compassion; and 1987, 1990 and 1994 publisher catalogues. File includes a letter from Gregorio de Pablos S.J., Editor of St. Editorial Sal Terrae, from June 29, 1995, regarding permission to translate With Burning Hearts, and possibly other books by Nouwen, into Spanish.

St. Anthony Messenger Press

File consists of business correspondence concerning Jesus & Mary, A Cry for Mercy, and the Lenten book; business documents including a draft text proof and cover proof for Jesus & Mary and a letter terminating St. Anthony Messenger Press's contract with Doubleday to republish A Cry for Mercy in paperback.

Vuur - Publishers, Holland

File consists of business correspondence with Vuur publishers (Hilversum, Holland) from 1987 to 1989. This includes a royalty statement for 1988, and two copies of letters from Nouwen. In letter from 1989, Nouwen asks them to ask for his permission before reprinting his articles.

United Church Press

File consists of business correspondence requesting to reprint the Scarritt-Bennett Center lecture first published in Alive Now! magazine.

Walker and Company

File consists of business correspondence concerning With Open Hands as well as a 1985 Walker and Company catalogue which features the large print copy of With Open Hands.

Publishers: Miscellaneous

File consists of business correspondence, arranged alphabetically from publishers not assigned individual files.
A.R.T. - regarding printing Heart Speaks to Heart in Dutch
Abbey Press - regarding Alive Now including copies of parts of Nouwen's talks (presented at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in 1991) titled "The Spiritual Life" and "Living Under God's Blessing"
Auf Atmen - letter from January 11, 1996, requesting permission to reprint the article "Moving from solitude to community to ministry." German magazine.
Berry Publishing Services, Inc. - letter from May 8, 1995, from Carol Schuck Scheiber, Managing Editor, Vision, requesting permission from Christian Classics to reprint a section of Clowning in Rome in the 1996 edition of Vision magazine.
Christianity Today - letter from Laurie Dieffenbach, Editorial Assistant, on behalf of Christianity Today, from November 17, 1995, forwarding Nouwen an address of a man that wished to contact him
Citadel - a brochure
Cowley Publications - regarding the foreword Nouwen wrote to the book Is God Deaf?
Creative Communications - regarding a book ordered for Nouwen
Eagle Publisher - regarding A Seven Day Retreat with Thomas Merton (removed to file 101-800a)
Fides - photocopies of a catalogue featuring advertisements for Nouwen's books in French, and books published by Bellarmin
Focus: Ireland - letter to Kathy Christie from Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, President, Focus: Ireland (motto: "Creating responses to homelessness in Ireland"), thanking Christie's help in securing Nouwen's permission to use his writings in the upcoming Focus publication
Franz-Sales-Verlag - regarding Nouwen writing a book about Francis de Sales
Gleneida Publishing Group Inc. - correspondence with Patricia Kossman concerning Clowning in Rome
Goeringer, Howard - regarding using a prayer from A Cry for Mercy in the next issue of the Jesus Journal
Granada Television - regarding permission sought to quote from Seeds of Hope: A Henri Nouwen Reader in the religious program Meditations
Japanophile - letter from Vada L. Davis, Business Manager, Japanophile magazine (Okemos, MI), from February 23, 1995, enclosing a copy of the Fall 1994 issue of Japanophile on behalf of Olga K. Mendell of Buffalo, NY. Includes subscription information and advertisements for the publication
JEBA Literature Service - regarding permission to translate The Way of the Heart and or In the Name of Jesus into Tamil
Julie Brown - regarding printing the booklet The Peace That is Not of This World
Koechel Peterson & Associates - correspondence in 1996 regarding reprinting an excerpt from Letter of Consolation in a book by Hugh Hewitt, "Searching for God in America" (Dallas: Word Publishing, 1996, pp. 443-446)
Ligouri Publications - regarding asking Nouwen to say a few words about the book Yielding
Massachusetts Bible Society - an order form for "Seven Mountains"
Mision Abierta - letter from Bonifacio Fernandez Garcia, Director, Mision Abierta magazine, from October 25, 1995, requesting permission and information from Nouwen to reprint an excerpt from the Spanish edition of Here and Now [Aqui y Ahora. Viviendo en el Espiritu. Madrid: San Pablo Edition] in the Mision Abierta magazine in January 1996.
Rosebank Bible College - a thank you note for letting them reprint the article "Adam's Peace" in their College periodical R.B.C. Link
St. Paul Books & Media - letter from Sr. M. Lorraine, FSP, Assistant Editor, from December 1, 1994, facsimile requesting that Nouwen write an endorsement for a book "God and your Personality" by Dr. Dan Montgomery. Includes a summary of the book and a resume for Montgomery.
Signs of the Time - regarding permission granted to reprint his article about Adam in their magazine
Simon & Schuster - regarding Nouwen's comments on Wayne Muller's book
Sophia Institute Press - advertising brochure and request to write preface for a book by Romano Guardini, entitled Meditations before Mass. Included is a copy of the original English publication of the book [this was added to the file on May 21, 2010, as it was misfiled in Collected Materials series]. Nouwen did write the foreword to the book.
St. Thomas Aquinas - advertising brochures
Spiritual Life - regarding a request for Nouwen to write an article for the magazine
SPCK - regarding an endorsement for SPCK Book of Christian Prayer
The Christian Reader - regarding reprinting Nouwen's article on Adam
The Other Side - regarding a request to use Nouwen's writings
The Word Among Us - regarding a request for Nouwen to write and article
The Thomas More Association - regarding Nouwen's cassettes
The Thomas More Book Club - regarding the sale of Nouwen's book "Who will mourn, who will dance" using the Thomas More Book Club (TMBC newsletter) in March 1995.
Thomas More Book Shop -regarding Nouwen's book dealing with the mentally handicapped
Traditional Acupuncture Foundation - request to publish the lecture The Peace That is Not of This World
Triangle Books - letter from Naomi Starkey, Commissioning Editor, from December 6, 1995, asking Nouwen to write a foreword for a book "The Priesthood of the Poor"
Triumph Books (Liguorian Publications) - regarding endorsements for books
Viking Penguin - regarding Nouwen's quote on Chris de Vinck's book
Vision Magazine - regarding a check for an article
Walker and Company - letter from Theresa M. D'Orsogna, Large Print Books, from December 6, 1994, asking Nouwen if he would read a reprint edition of, "The Life of the Soul" by Samuel Miller and give a comment for the back cover
Westminster John Knox Press - regarding a foreword for Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson and an endorsement for Know My Name: A Gay Liberation Theology
World Vision Magazine - regarding Nouwen's address The Peace That is Not of This World
Xavier Society of the Blind - regarding the braille, large print and tape editions of In the Name of Jesus and Beyond the Mirror
which they produced.
Yes International Publishers - request for an endorsement of Christin Lore Weber's book Circle of Mysteries
Zajkes, Peter - request to translate A Peace that is not of this World and Circles of Love into Hungarian language
Zondervan Publishing House - endorsement for Martha Stout's Without Child: The Sorrow of Infertility
Zvon Ceske Katolicke - regarding the translation of Nouwen's Jesus: Sinn meines Lebens, Briefe an Mark into the Czech language.

Miscellaneous material 1993

File consists of business correspondence that was likely collected in the summer of 1993 as Nouwen travelled. This includes a letter from Nouwen to the L'Arche Daybreak Council regarding an upcoming meeting and his future plans and the mandate for the pastor of Daybreak, Harper San Francisco correspondence regarding the contract for Our Greatest Gift, correspondence and facsimiles from Kathy Christie and Lydia Banducci in the Daybreak office regarding publishing [Lydia Banducci was Nouwen's administrative assistant and briefly his financial assistant], correspondence regarding cover designs and books (Our Greatest Gift, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Life of the Beloved), a copy of "Anger's Burden" by Nouwen, "Touching Stone: A Profile of the Sculptor Steve Jenkinson," contracts for In the Hour of Our Death, administrative correspondence regarding Nouwen's office at L'Arche Daybreak, and handwritten notes by Nouwen for his material.

Auto insurance

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's car insurance with American Mutual Insurance Companies. Includes documents related to the theft of Nouwen's car in October 1984.

Travel records expenses

File consists of four invoices from Omni Travel Service for plane tickets for Nouwen to Syracuse, Minneapolis and Washington.

Frequent flyer - Eastern Airlines

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's frequent flyer account with Eastern Airlines. Includes statements, correspondence, information pamphlets, and plane tickets.

Frequent flyer - US Air

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's frequent flyer account with US Air. Includes statements, correspondence, information pamphlets, and plane tickets.

Funds received - Royalties (2)

File consists of material regarding funds received by Nouwen from royalties. Includes royalty statements from Verlag Herder, Ave Maria Press, Crossroad/Ungar/Continuum, Doubleday, Bantam Doubleday, Harper and Row, HarperCollins, Uitgeverij Ambo BV, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Paulist Press, National Catholic Reporter, Orbis Books, and Darton, Longman and Todd.

Alliance Office Supply account

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's Alliance Office Furniture and Supplies account. Includes correspondence, credit application, and a copy of one invoice.

Bills to pay and record

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's bills to be paid and recorded. Includes invoices from various vendors such as FedEx, UPS, Purolator, and an income tax installment payment summary.

Expenses - purchase services

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's purchase services expenses incurred predominantly in 1995 and 1996. Purchase services include secretaries, editors, typists, and homemaking. Includes invoices and timesheets arranged by month.

Foreign accounts

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's foreign banks. Includes exchange rates for foreign currency, account information such as account numbers, locations and amount of money in the accounts, and a letter from Nouwen regarding paying taxes on foreign monies.

Foreign accounts - Credit Lyonnais

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's account with Credit Lyonnais in France. Includes statements, cheque books from 1990, and correspondence.

Foreign accounts - Volksbank

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's account with Volksbank in Freiburg, Germany. Includes forms, statements, and correspondence. Also includes statements from publisher Verlag Herder regarding royalties.

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