Series 9 - Published works

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CA ON00389 F4-9


Published works


  • 1956 - 1996 ; predominant 1970 - 1996 (Creation)

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4.92 m of textual records

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Archival history

Nouwen originally accumulated his own published works through subscriptions, news services, publishers, article authors, or friends. In 1975 he began to transfer this material to the Yale Divinity School Library where it was arranged and numbered. Nouwen's office continued to transfer his material to Yale until 2000. Additional published material was also accumulated at L'Arche Daybreak from 1986 and continuing after his death in 1996. The two sources of published material were brought together at the Nouwen Archives where they were merged in 2001-2002.

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Series consists of published works written and collected by Nouwen during his lifetime. Although there are some of his earliest writings dating from 1956, the series is predominantly dating from 1970 to 1996.

The series has been arranged in the following ten sub-series taking into account the author(s), subject(s), and format of the records:

1.9.1. Articles by Nouwen
1.9.2. Articles co-authored by Nouwen
1.9.3. Interviews of and articles about Nouwen
1.9.4. Book reviews
1.9.5. Scrapbook 1956-1965
1.9.6. Scrapbook 1965-1982
1.9.7. Books by Nouwen
1.9.8. Books contributed to by Nouwen
1.9.9. Books about Nouwen
1.9.10. Guides

A more detailed description of each sub-series, as well as each subseries arrangement can be found in the sub-series descriptions.

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Title based on contents of the series. Some material in Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Indian, etc. Duplicates of some of the material are available in the archives. Any published work not collected by Nouwen, or published after his death in 1996 is located in the Special Collections of the Archives.

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