Subseries 3 - Interviews of and articles about Nouwen

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CA ON00389 F4-9-3


Interviews of and articles about Nouwen


  • 1974 - 1996, predominant 1983, 1987 - 1996 (Creation)

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28.0 cm of textual records

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Archival history

Nouwen originally accumulated the published interviews of and articles about him through subscriptions, news services, publishers, article authors, or friends. In 1975 he transferred his archival and published material to Yale Divinity School Library where they were arranged in chronological order according to format, and numbered and stored with several articles in each file. Nouwen's office continued to transfer his material until January 2000. From 1986 and after Nouwen's death, additional published material also accumulated at L'Arche Daybreak. The two sources of published material were brought together in the Henri Nouwen Archives where they were merged in 2001-2002.

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Scope and content

Sub-series consists of published articles representing interviews of and articles written about Nouwen between 1974 and 1996. The articles are in various formats including entire periodicals, offprints, clippings, and photocopies as originally saved by Nouwen. Specific publications include Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Catholic Times, Katholiek Nieuwsblad, Trouw, and Zaken die God raken. Articles from church newsletters and other sources with limited publication are also included. This sub-series does not contain all of the published interviews of and articles about Nouwen as is evident by several incomplete article series.

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The files are arranged chronologically. Each file features one unique published article although photocopies and offprints are also included. Each file/article has been described at the item level.

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  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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Title based on contents of the sub-series.
Several articles have holes punched in them suggesting previous storage in a binder.
The articles are mostly in English and Dutch with some articles in German, and Spanish. A few of the Dutch articles have an accompanying English translation.
Duplicates of many of the articles are also in the Archives.

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