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James Forest - Thomas Merton Collection, 1915-1996,

Author: Thomas MertonJim ForestPatrick HartPeter HebblethwaiteAbbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani (Trappist, Ky.)All authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Summary:
Thomas Merton papers include manuscripts, correspondence, clippings and photographs. Manuscripts are primarily prose by Merton about philosophy, Catholic theology and practice, contemporary social and political issues, and literature. The correspondence includes letters to Jim Forest and correspondence with Dorothy Day, Pope Paul VI, Tom Cornell, John Heidbrink, Shonzo Hamai (Mayor of Hiroshima), and A.J. Muste.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Manuscripts
Records and correspondence
Sources
Correspondence
Named Person: Dorothy Day; Jim Forest; Jim Forest; Thomas Merton; Dorothy Day; Jim Forest; Thomas Merton
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Jim Forest; Patrick Hart; Peter Hebblethwaite; Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani (Trappist, Ky.); Paulist Press.
Language Note: In English and German.
OCLC Number: 31958298
Description: 2 linear feet (6 boxes)

Abstract:

Thomas Merton papers include manuscripts, correspondence, clippings and photographs. Manuscripts are primarily prose by Merton about philosophy, Catholic theology and practice, contemporary social and political issues, and literature. The correspondence includes letters to Jim Forest and correspondence with Dorothy Day, Pope Paul VI, Tom Cornell, John Heidbrink, Shonzo Hamai (Mayor of Hiroshima), and A.J. Muste. Photographs cover Merton's childhood, his family and acquaintances, monastic life, and Gethsemani Abbey. Clippings contain material by and about Merton.

James H. Forest papers contain manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, and a videocassette. Manuscripts are almost exclusively typescripts on the life and thought of Thomas Merton. Correspondence, primarily written after 1976, includes Forest's contacts with his publisher, Brother Patrick Hart, Naomi Burton Stone, Edward Rice, Michael Mott, James Laughlin, Henri Nouwen, J.F. Brouwer, W.H. "Ping" Ferry, Anne H. McCormick, Bob Giroux, Fr. John Eudes Bamberger, Robert Lax, John Howard Griffith, and Gerry Twomey. The remainder of the collection consists of clippings by or about James Forest and a videocassette of a lecture about Thomas Merton given at Boston College in 1995.

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