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Henri Nouwen fonds File
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Photographs of Nouwen's trip to Greece

File consists of 138 slides of Nouwen's trip to Greece with several unidentified friends. Slides depict mainly local scenes and scenery, and were previously housed in four slide trays each labelled "Griekenland" I - IV.

Photographs of Nouwen and Laurent J.M. Nouwen

File consists of thirteen photographs, taken by professional photographer Ron van den Bosch, of Nouwen (wearing a blue collared shirt and tan pants) and his father, Laurent J.M. Nouwen in a garden in Holland.

Photographs of Nouwen, family and friends

File consists of three photographs of Nouwen, wearing green plaid shirt, at a party with various family members (including his brother, Paul Nouwen, and niece, Laura Nouwen), and friends (including Flying Rodleigh members, Jennie Stevens and Jon Griggs, and Bart Gavigan).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Page 21 of Album 3

File consists of page 21 of Album 3. There are four photos [P6469, P6470, P6472, P6473] and one cardboard illustration [P6471] on the page. In the photos Henri Nouwen is seen talking with family and friends including Maria Nouwen at Yale; Colin [Williams?] at Cape Cod in Massachusetts; and an unidentified man dressed as a clown at the Franciscan Renewal Center on May 10, 1973. The cardboard illustration is of Henri Nouwen sitting in a chair under which “don't you know better than to break the chair?” is written.

The annotations on the back of the photos read:

P6469: Franciscan Renewal Center May 10, 1973

P6472: By the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on Cape Cod Massachusetts. Henri and Colin.

P6473: Cape Cod East Orleans, Mass. Henri and Colin.

Page 4 of Album 5

File consists of page 4 of Album 5. There are eight photographs on the page [P6594, P6595, P6596, P6597, P6598, P6599, P6600, P6601]. Taken in the late 1940s, in the Netherlands, the photos consist of Henri Nouwen and friends taking part in various outdoor activities. Included are several group shots of the troop members.

Page 5 of Album 5

File consists of page 5 of Album 5. There are eight photographs on the page [P6602, P6603, P6604, P6605, P6606, P6607, P6608]. Predominantly taken in the late 1940s, in the Netherlands, Henri Nouwen is seen with friends as they camp and cook food. Also included is a photo of Henri Nouwen with friends and their bicycles.

Page 8 of Album 5

File consists of page 8 of Album 5. There are seven photographs on the page [P6625, P6626, P6627, P6628, P6629, P6630, P6631]. Taken in the late 1940s the photos include scouts camping in Oosterwijk in 1949; Maria and Laurien Nouwen with a bicycle in 1950; children in a horse drawn carriage in Mook in August 1949; a shot of a cliff in Dinant, Belgium taken in 1948; three males, one of them possibly Wim [Klink?], at the top of a tower in Apeldoorn in 1949; and Laurent J.M. Nouwen with a horse named [Vingtaine?] in Mook in August 1949. The annotations on the page read: "1949 [Fourajeur?] in Oosterwijk", "1948 Rots van Dinant" and "Pasen. 1949. Op de toren in Apeldoorn Ferry en Wim [Klink?]".

Page 16 of Album 5

File consists of page 16 of Album 5. There are three photographs on the page [P6674, P6675, P6676]. Taken in 1950 on a trip to Italy, Henri Nouwen and [Fiammetta?] Cavatorta are seen at Ostia Antiqua. Also included is a photo of Henri Nouwen with Mr. Cavatorta near Naples. The annotations on the page read: "Met Fiammetta naar Ostia Antiqua 1950" and "1950 met Mijnheer Cavatorta en Franco naar Napels".

Page 19 of Album 5

File consists of page 19 of Album 5. There are three photographs on the page [P6685, P6686, P6687]. Taken during his summer holidays in 1951, Henri Nouwen and Lenie, Karel, Wim and Carla Eygenraam are seen near the Roman Forum and Viterbo. The annotations on the page read: "[?] naast [?] Capitool op forum Trajanus", "[?] achter [?] Capitool op forum Romanum" and "Op weg naar Viterbo".

Page 21 of Album 5

File consists of page 21 of Album 5. There are five photographs on the page [P6692, P6693, P6694, P6695, P6696]. Taken in 1951 in at the minor seminary in Apeldoorn, Henri Nouwen is seen with friends, including Nico Kok and [?] Kouwenberg, acting in a play called "Proces Douglas". The annotations on the page read: "Vastenavond 1951 Apeldoorn "Proces Douglas"" [Shrove Tuesday 1951 Apeldoorn "Proces Douglas"], "Nico Kok" and "Kouwenberg als beklaagde".

Page 22 of Album 5

File consists of page 22 of Album 5. There are five photographs on the page [P6697, P6698, P6699, P6700, P6701]. Taken in 1951 in at minor seminary in Apeldoorn, Henri Nouwen is seen with friends, including Nico Kok, acting in a play called "Proces Douglas".

Page 30 of Album 5

File consists of page 30 of Album 5. There are three photographs on the page [P6736, P6737, P6738]. Taken in 1954 at the major seminary in Rijsenburg, the photos show Henri Nouwen's classmates, including Nico Kok, acting in a play. Included is a cast photo with Henri Nouwen standing in the back right. The annotation on the page reads: "Spelers en T.T.C."

Page 33 of Album 5

File consists of page 33 of Album 5. There are nine photographs on the page [P6756, P6757, P6758, P6759, P6760, P6761, P6762, P6763, P6764]. Taken in 1953, Henri Nouwen is seen with friends while travelling through the St. Andrews area of Scotland. Included in the photos are Fathers [Jan Wessers?] and [Frans van Roessel?], Brian Ahern and Aunt Nelly. The annotations on the page read: "[?] met studenten", "Monteviot House", "[?] fathers [Jan Wessers?] en [Frans van Roessel?]", "Brian 'in burger' bij Mrs Kane", "Aunt Nelly", "Brian aan boord", "bij de witte Paters", "Op weg naar Sint Andrews" and "Universiteit te Sint Andrews".

Page 2 of Album 10

File consists of page 2 of Album 10. There are eight photographs on the page [P7554, P7555, P7556, P7557, P7558, P7559, P7560, P7561]. Taken by Mary Carney, the majority of the photos show Henri Nouwen at a dinner party at Mary Carney's home, opening gifts and with friends including Don DiGiulian, Jean Emmons, Elaine Fitzpatrick, Bernadette DiGiulian, Sr. Kate Crowley and Jim Broker. Also included are photos of an unidentified event, possibly a vigil or demonstration, attended by Mich Zeman [P7554] (blonde beard), [Bob Gustafson?] [P7555] and Bo Davis [P7556] (second from right).

P7557: Henri Nouwen, Don DiGiulian, Jean Emmons

P7558: (Back row): Jean Emmons (partially seen); ?; ?; Elaine Fitzpatrick; Bernadette DiGiulian; ?; Sr. Kate Crowley
(Front row): [Name unknown] Morrison, Jim Broker; [name unknown] Morrison; ?; ?

Page 14 of Album 10

File consists of page 14 of Album 10. There are nine photographs on the page [P7656, P7657, P7658, P7659, P7660, P7661, P7662, P7663, P7664]. Taken after a Yale Divinity School graduation ceremony, graduates wearing black and red caps and gowns, including Mary Ann Cejka [P7658], Yushi Nomura (gown) and Rick Dirkson [P7659] and Joseph Nunez [P7663], are seen celebrating outdoors. Also included is a photo of Henri Nouwen standing between two unidentified women, smiling and looking to his right.

Page 21 of Album 10

File consists of page 21 of Album 10. There are five photographs on the page [P7715, P7716, P7717, P7718, P7719]. Henri Nouwen is seen leading a church service in the Yale Divinity School Prayer Chapel, wearing white clerical robes and a stole, as a small group looks on.

Page 24 of Album 10

File consists of page 24 of Album 10. There are ten photographs on the page [P7731, P7732, P7733, P7734, P7735, P7736, P7737, P7738, P7739, P7740]. Taken on a trip to San Francisco, Henri Nouwen and an unidentified friend are seen, outdoors, at various locations around the city. Included is a shot of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Page 27 of Album l0

File consists of page 27 of Album 10. There are nine photographs on the page [P7757, P7758, P7759, P7760, P7761, P7762, P7763, P7764, P7765]. Included are scenic landscape views, photos of an unidentified church and shots of Henri Nouwen's unidentified friends.

Page 3 of Album 11

File consists of page 3 of Album 11. There are six photographs on the page [P7785, P7786, P7787, P7788, P7789, P7790]. Taken in Greece, the photos include shots of the Grecian landscape and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion.

Page 5 of Album 11

File consists of page 5 of Album 11. There are six photographs on the page [P7794, P7795, P7796, P7797, P7798, P7799]. Taken in Israel, the photos include shots of the Israeli landscape. Also included is a photo of the Capernaum synagogue ruins.

Page 13 of Album 11

File consists of page 13 of Album 11. There are four photographs on the page [P7824, P7825, P7826, P7827]. Taken on a trip to Greece and Israel, Henri Nouwen's travel companions and an unidentified family are seen outdoors.

Page 16 of Album 11

File consists of page 16 of Album 11. There are three photographs on the page [P7834, P7835, P7836]. Taken in Israel, the photos include shots of the landscape, including a view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, and a group of people at an unidentified building.

Page 18 of Album 11

File consists of page 18 of Album 11. There are three photographs on the page [P7840, P7841, P7842]. Taken on a trip to Greece and Israel, Henri Nouwen and his travel companions are seen visiting an unidentified site. Included in one of the photos is a nurse, suggesting the site may have been a hospital or medical centre.

Page 19 of Album 11

File consists of page 19 of Album 11. There are three photographs on the page [P7843, P7844, P7845]. Taken in Israel, the photos show landscape shots of the countryside including a distance view of the top of the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa and a Roman inspired building.

Page 21 of Album 11

File consists of page 21 of Album 11. There are three photographs on the page [P7849, P7850, P7851]. Taken on a trip to Greece and Israel, Henri Nouwen and his travel companions are seen walking through an unidentified town. Also included is a photo of men dancing at a wedding celebration. The annotation next to the photo reads: “Dansen de mannen bij arabische bruiloft” [Men dancing at an Arabic wedding].

Page 23 of Album 11

File consists of page 23 of Album 11. There are four photographs on the page [P7855, P7856, P7857, P7858]. Taken in Israel, the photos include scene shots of the landscape, an unidentified Jewish monument and Henri Nouwen with is travel companions.

Page 36 of Album 11

File consists of page 36 of Album 11. There are three photographs on the page [P7910, P7911, P7912]. Taken in Lourdes, France the photos show church representatives taking part in and speaking at an unidentified event.

Page 39 of Album 11

File consists of page 39 of Album 11. There are seven photographs on the page [P7925, P7926, P7927, P7928, P7929, P7930, P7931]. Likely taken in 1956, Henri Nouwen is seen with members of his cohort outdoors and in Germany next to a truck with unidentified people as part of the Oostpriesterhulp initiative assisting priests in Communist, Eastern Europe. Also included is a photo of Nouwen's friends from the major seminary in Rijsenburg standing with a statue and as a group outside, as well as an overhead shot of people sitting at a square table during an unidentified ceremony.

P7925: Nico Kok, Arie Beemer, Jan Schoot, Aloys Tonis, Henk Hak, Gerard van den Berg

P7926: (Standing) ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, [Herman Raterman?]
(Kneeling) ?, Henri Nouwen

Page 1 of Album 14

File consists of page 1 of Album 14. There are two photographs on the page [P8460, P8461]. Taken on February 3, 1964, Henri, Laurent J.M. and Maria Nouwen are seen sitting and standing during Henri's psychology doctoral exam at the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen. Included in the pictures are Professor Han Fortmann, Professor Prick, a crowd of unidentified students and family, including Toon Ramselaar, watching the proceedings. The annotation on the page reads: "Doctoral examen - psychologie. 3 Febr. 1964. Staande: Professor Fortmann. Zittende: Professor Prick."

Page 4 of Album 14

File consists of page 4 of Album 14. There are six photographs on the page [P8467, P8468, P8469, P8470, P8471, P8272]. Taken on February 3, 1964 at the Hooge Hoenderberg, Maria Nouwen is seen with family and friends conversing and drinking at a party in celebration of Henri Nouwen completing his psychology doctoral exam. Included in the photos are: Professor Han Fortmann, Puck and Philip van Campen, Guus Albregts, Willem and Wil van der Grinten, Nel and Quirin Laumans, Lien Otto and Laurien Nouwen. The annotation on the page reads: "In de Hooghe Hoenderbergh".

P8467: Professor Han Fortmann, Puck van Campen, Maria Nouwen, Guus Albregts, Wil van der Grinten, Philip van Campen, Professor Willem van der Grinten

P8468: Puck van Campen, Maria Nouwen, Guus Albregts, [Lien Otto (nee Ramselaar)?]

P8469: Quirin Laumans, Lien Otto (nee Ramselaar), Nel Laumans (nee Ramselaar) , Professor Han Fortmann, Puck van Campen, Maria Nouwen, Laurien Nouwen, Guus Albregts, Wil van der Grinten

P8471: P8475: ?, ?, Puck van Campen, Maria Nouwen, Guus Albregts, Lien Otto (nee Ramselaar)

P8472: Nel Laumans (nee Ramselaar), Professor Han Fortmann, Puck van Campen, Maria Nouwen

Page 8 of Album 14

File consists of page 8 of Album 14. There are three photographs on the page [P8485, P8486, P8487]. Taken on February 3, 1964 at the Hooge Hoenderberg, Maria and Laurent J.M. Nouwen are seen conversing and drinking with friends at a party in celebration of Henri Nouwen completing his psychology doctoral exam. Included in the photos are Guus Albregts, Lien Otto, Nel Laumans, Wil and Willem van der Grinten and Philip and Puck van Campen.

P8485: Nel Laumans (nee Ramselaar), Maria Nouwen, Guus Albregts, Wil van der Grinten, Philip van Campen

P8486: Lien Otto (nee Rameslaar), Nel Laumans (nee Ramselaar), Puck van Campen, Maria Nouwen

P8487: Philip van Campen, Professor Willem van der Grinten, Laurent J.M. Nouwen

Page 9 of Album 14

File consists of page 9 of Album 14. There are four photographs on the page [P8488, P8489, P8490, P8491]. Taken on February 3, 1964 at the Hooge Hoenderberg, Henri Nouwen is seen conversing with friends, including Toon Colen [P8488], and smiling while watching a man with a microphone, at a party in celebration of him completing his psychology doctoral exam.

Page 10 of Album 14

File consists of page 10 of Album 14. There are four photographs on the page [P8492, P8493, P8494, P8495]. Taken on February 3, 1964 at the Hooge Hoenderberg, Henri Nouwen's friends are seen giving a speech, at a party in celebration of him completing his psychology doctoral exam, as others, including Professor Han Fortmann [P8492] and Laurien Nouwen [P8493], look on smiling.

Page 14 of Album 14

File consists of page 14 of Album 14. There are three photographs on the page [P8508, P8509, P8510]. Taken on February 3, 1964 at the Hooge Hoenderberg, Henri Nouwen's friends, including Anke and Peter Naus [P8508], are seen conversing, dancing and drinking at a party in celebration of him completing his psychology doctoral exam.

Page 15 of Album 14

File consists of page 15 of Album 14. There are five photographs on the page [P8511, P8512, P8513, P8514, P8515]. Taken on February 5, 1964, in his [room?] at Piusconvict in Nijmegen, Henri Nouwen is seen with several unidentified male friends looking at books and slides. In two of the photos a portrait of Laurent J.M. Nouwen is visible on the wall. The annotation on the page reads: "5 Febr 1964".

Page 18 of Album 14

File consists of page 18 of Album 14. There are five photographs on the page [P8521, P8522, P8523, P8524, P8525]. Taken on February 8, 1964 while on a trip to Zuschen Sauerland, Germany, Henri Nouwen and unidentified friends are seen drinking and conversing while wearing party hats and masks. The annotation on the page reads: "8 Febr 1964."

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