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Thomas Merton papers, 1923-2014

Series IV: Additions to the Collection

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Subseries IV.1: St. Thérèse Lentfoehr Letters, Manuscripts, and Photographs

A 2011 addition to the Thomas Merton Papers consisting of letters, publications, memoranda, etc. sent to Bernice Power from Sister Theresa Lentfoehr.

Box 41 Folder 1 Cards (2) sent to Bernice Power, undated

Box 41 Folder 1 Broadside: 23rd Knock Pilgrimage, August 14, 1977

Box 41 Folder 2-5 Letters from Sr. Thérèse Lentfoehr to Bernice Power, 1978-1981

Box 41 Folder 6 Advertisement for Sr. Thérèse Words and Silence: On the Poetry of Thomas Merton

Box 41 Folder 7 "Draft Announcement of the Establishment of the Thomas Merton Center for Religious Studies.", 2 pages

Box 41 Folder 8 Review of Sr. Thérèse Words and Silence: On the Poetry of Thomas Merton, from FCC 10:4, October, 1979, with a lengthy inscription from Sr. Thérèse to Bernice Power, October, 1979, 10 pages

Box 41 Folder 9 "The Thomas Merton Center for Religious Studies: A Perliminary Design", October 10, 1978, 8 pages

Box 41 Folder 10 "Thomas Merton: Poet In His Time" by Sr. Thérèse, 13 pages

Box 41 Folder 11 Photographs (4) of Sr. Thérèse

Box 41 Folder 12 St. Anthony Messanger, December 1978 containing the article "Thomas Merton--His Friends Remember Him" on pages 32-41, December 1978

Subseries IV.2:

A 2019 addition to the Thomas Merton Papers by Father Raymond Rafferty. Given to Father Rafferty by Robert Rambusch.

Box 41 Folder 13 "Eight Freemon Songs" Mimeograph copy, inscribed in pen to Robert and Nancy Rambusch.

Box 41 Folder 14 "From Pilgrimage to Crusade" Mimeograph copy, August 1964

Box 41 Folder 15 "Monastic Vocation and the Backgroung of Modern Secular Thought" Mimeograph copy, October 1964


Box 42 "The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton", 2014

Box 42 "Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton", 2007

Gift of Morgan Atkinson, the filmmaker, 2019

Box 42 "Winter Rain: A One-Man Play Based on the Life of Thaomas Merton", 2002

Playwright Anthony Padovano chronicles the life of Thomas Merton from his initial journey to a Cistercian monastery in 1941 to his death twenty-seven years later.

Gift of Neil Bradley, 31 January 2015

Subseries IV:3:

Gift of Damien Garrylee McCormick 2015

Box 43 Damien Garrylee McCormick. Two silkscreen artist's proofs: "Thomas Merton" and "Father Louis, OCOS". Also, three postcards., 7 items; There are 2 versions of each silkscreen image