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CW28_February1962_ThomasMertonontheStrike.pdf
Thomas Merton's letter to James Forest from January 29, 1962 was published in the February 1962 issue of the Catholic Worker. The letter references the General Strike for Peace, a protest against militarism, the "war economy", and nuclear testing at…

CW44_December1978_MertononFaithandViolence.pdf
This is a selection of quotes from pieces written by Thomas Merton which appeared in the Catholic Worker newspaper and a listing of all articles, book reviews, and poetry which were written by Merton. Catholic Worker 44.9, December 1978, page 4…

MertonNotes_Dialog_Buddhism_1968_Nov22_001.jpg
One page of handwritten notes by Thomas Merton on dialogue between Christianity and Buddhism. He was staying in late November of 1968 in Darjeeling, India, and had met that month with Buddhist spiritual leaders including Chatral Rinpoche and the…

List_of_books_as_of_1966_001.jpg
May have accompanied Merton's curriculum vitae of 1967 which references a list of books he had written. On the annotated copy, Merton adds a note designating where he wrote certain works, e.g., vault, hermitage, novitiate, St. John's room, etc.

Curriculum_vitae_1967_001.jpg
Thomas Merton's curriculum vitae from 1967.

Curriculum_vitae_May_1967_001.jpg
Thomas Merton was asked by poet and editor Jonathan Williams to submit a curriculum vitae to accompany his poem "Ceremony for Edward Dahlberg" for a festschrift honoring Dahlberg.

Leclercq_1968-10-15_001.jpg
In this letter from Benedictine scholar Dom Jean Leclercq, there is a reminder that Thomas Merton's final journey was cut short and that he had planned to travel to Japan.

176-1_MLK_excerpt.mp3
Thomas Merton reads excerpts of a letter from June Yungblut. She describes the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.

175-4_MLK_excerpt.mp3
Thomas Merton reads excerpts of a letter from June Yungblut and mentions Martin Luther King's plans to come to Gethsemani Abbey for retreat which was postponed due to King's trip to Memphis during which he was assassinated.
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