File 1 - Jack Stroh photographs

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CA ON00389 C3-5-1


Jack Stroh photographs


  • [199-] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

156 photographs: col. ; 8.7 x 12.5 cm and 10.1 x 15 cm - ca. 10 photographs: col. negatives

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Biographical history

Jack Stroh is a retired lawyer and lives in Erie, PA.
Stroh met Henri Nouwen through his wife, Sue Stroh, president of L'Arche Erie (Erie, PA). Nouwen counselled Stroh from 1991-96 and they become friends.

Archival history

The material from Jack Stroh was sent to Beth Porter in February of 2000. She in turn gave it to Maureen Wright at an unknown time in the early 2000s. This material was hand delivered on September 23, 2014 by Wright to Danielle Robichaud, Archives Technician.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the archives by Maureen Wright, Nouwen Legacy Manager, for the Henri Nouwen Society Trust.

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Scope and content

Jack Stroh's photographs are comprised of 156 photographs, and their negatives, created by Stroh. They document visits, celebrations, and events. They are organized into the following groupings:

1) 53 photographs of Nouwen, Sue Stroh and L'Arche Japan member Gordon Nakamura visiting Henri Nouwen at L'Arche Daybreak. Negative included.

2) 1 photograph of Nouwen and Jack Stroh accompanied by a signed card by Nouwen. Negatives included.

3) 20 photographs of Jasper and Cathleen Naus' wedding and wedding reception. Includes photographs of Nouwen performing the wedding and Sue Stroh. Negatives included.

4) 11 photographs housed in folder titled "Christmas" that document a Christmas party. Includes photographs of Sue and Jack Stroh, and Nouwen.

5) 24 photographs housed in a folder titled "1997 Daybreak Ground Breaking" that document the groundbreaking and festivities. Negatives included.

6) 24 photographs of the Nouwen wake, an undisclosed grave site and post-funeral reception. Negatives included.

7) 11 photographs of L'Arche core-members and members as well as photographs of Sue and Jack Stroh, and Nouwen. Negatives included.

8) 12 miscellaneous photographs, mostly featuring Henri Nouwen, but also featuring Sue Stroh as well as images of grave sites.

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Photographs and negatives are physically numbered according to their intellectual grouping, noted in the "scope and content" field.

The archivist at time of accession has noted:
"The photographs were originally housed in photograph envelopes and grouped based on event." and "This accession was originally compiled and housed along with accessions 2014 26 and 2014 27. The group of records were split into three accessions due to the variances of their content and provenance."

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2014 22


Box 1

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