Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was an American writer and Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Trappist, Kentucky, where he was known as Father Louis.
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Finding Aid for the Thomas Merton Papers at Columbia University
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, art work, audio cassette, printed materials by and about Thomas Merton.
The Thomas Merton - Edward Rice Correspondence
This Georgetown University collection contains thirteen letters of the correspondence between the Trappist monk Thomas Merton and the writer, artist, and photographer Edward Rice, written between the years 1959-1967.
Thomas Merton Archives at St. Bonaventure University
The Merton Archives at St. Bonaventure University is one of the most important repositories of Merton materials worldwide. Its holdings include manuscripts and typescripts of his earliest journals, along with drafts of books and articles, letters, association copies of printed materials and other special items.
Thomas Merton Center
The Thomas Merton Center is the official repository of Merton's artistic estate which includes over twelve hundred photographs and eight hundred drawings in addition to his writing. The Center archives over forty-five thousand Merton-related materials.
Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Founded to promote interest in and study of Thomas Merton and his concerns throughout the British Isles.
Three American Sophomores: The Restlessness of Thomas Merton, J. D. Salinger, and Jack Kerouac
This article by Eric J. Scheske argues that Merton, Salinger, and Kerouac helped shape the youth movements of the 1960s and that they ended up contributing to the unrest of that era. [Touchstone Magazine] (October 01, 2000)
Monastic Liberation as Counter-Cultural Critique in the Life and Thought of Thomas Merton
Article by Shaul Magid, professor of Jewish philosophy, who is interested in Merton's piety. [Cross Currents] (December 01, 1999)
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