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Henri Nouwen fonds
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Henri Nouwen fonds

  • CA ON00389 F4
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1997, 1964 - 1996 predominant

Fonds consists of 15 series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. General files
  3. Calendar files
  4. Personal records
  5. Publisher files
  6. Financial files
  7. Teaching materials
  8. Nouwen’s education records and study notes
  9. Published works
  10. Video recordings of Nouwen
  11. Sound recordings
  12. Collected materials
  13. L'Arche Daybreak administrative files
  14. Ephemera and artifacts
  15. Photographs

Nouwen, Henri J.M.

John Garvey visit - April 6-8, 1980

File consists of correspondence from John Garvey regarding a visit to Yale to interview Nouwen for ND Magazine. The file is mislabeled, the interview took place April 6 - 8, 1981.

Letters from Nana White

File consists of letters from Nana (Nancy) White. One letter from Holland includes notes to Nouwen from Doris in Dutch and Lou in English. Nancy would marry and change her name to Nancy King Walmsley.

Letters from Chris Glaser

File consists of transcripts of letters from Chris Glaser regarding his ministry to the gay community at Yale Divinity School for the academic year of 1973 and 1974.

Letter from Jim Helton

File consists of a letter from Jim Helton, requesting to be a teaching assistant in Nouwen's Thomas Merton course. File also includes photocopied excerpts from the book "Jesus of Nazareth: Meditation on His Humanity". Helton was the interim Director of Yale Divinity School's Visual Education Service.

Letter from Fr. Kallistos Ware

File consists of a letter from Fr. Kallistos Ware, as well as several of his publications, namely "The Power of the Name: The Jesus Prayer in Orthodox Spirituality", "The Jesus Prayer in St. Gregory of Sinai", "The Sacrament of Baptism and the Ascetic Life in the Teaching of Mark the Monk" and "'Prayer Without Ceasing' The Ideal of Continual Prayer in Eastern Monasticism".

Letters from Ken Aman

File consists of letters from Ken Aman, requesting a letter of recommendation from Nouwen. Also includes three manuscripts by him titled "Religion in a Post-Capitalist Era: Marx's Critique Revisited", "Hans Kung and Political Christianity" and "The Function of Marx's Critique of Religion".

Letters from Ed Bednar

File consists of letters from Ed Bednar, including a proposal for a center for contemplative study as well as a manuscript by Bednar titled "The Spiritual Father: on the personal element in contemplative studies". Also includes a long letter from Nouwen as well as correspondence from Fr. Paschal Phillips OCSO.

Letters from Dr. Sheila A. Cassidy

File consists of letters from Dr. Sheila A. Cassidy, writing from England, a long typed letter from Nouwen and an article by Cassidy titled "Reflections: Dr. Sheila Cassidy in an Interview with Robin Daniels".

Letters from Walter Gaffney

File consists of letters from Walter Gaffney, including a newspaper clipping about the HBO production of “One Man’s War”, about Dr. Joel Filártiga. Also includes a letter from Nouwen.

Letters from Greg and Ellen Youngchild

File consists of letters from Gregory (Greg) Youngchild and Ellen Youngchild. Greg was a teaching assitant to Nouwen. Also contains original notes for their wedding homily by Nouwen.

Nouwen, Henri J.M.

Letter from John L. Chatty

File consists of a letter from John L. Chatty, on behalf of The Incredibly Far Off-Broadway Ensemble Theatre regarding Nouwen's play "You're Home Now, Vincent".

Letters from Foster Parents Plan

File consists of letters Foster Parents Plan regarding Nouwen's sponsorship of a young boy, Hugo Corini, from Bolivia, including short notes from Hugo (translated by the agency).

Letters from Chris Glaser

File consists of letters from Chris Glaser regarding his involvment in the PUBC Consultation on Homosexuality and his gay ministry.

Letters from Rev. Don McNeill, CSC

File consists of letters from Rev. Don McNeill CSC of the University of Notre Dame as well as responses from Nouwen and Rev. Douglas A. Morrsion, mostly regarding their collaboration on the book "Compassion".

Letter from Terri Monroe

File consists of a letter from Terri Monroe, who worked at the Lilly Endowment Inc., regarding a religious experience.

Letters from John Osborn

File consists of letters from John Osborn, most likely relating to his reading course with Nouwen about monasticism.

Letters from Parker and Sally Palmer

File consists of letters from Parker Palmer and Sally Palmer, most relating to Nouwen's activities at Pendle Hill during the summer of 1977, namely the workshop “Education in Community" June 26 – July 1.

Letters from Fr. John E. Vesey

File consists of letters from Fr. John E. Vesey, written from th Parroquia de San Pedro in Paraguay. Also contains a long letter from Nouwen.

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