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Merton's Correspondence with:

A. J. Muste; A.J. Muste; Abraham John Muste; Abraham Johannes Muste; Abraham J. Muste

Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967  printer


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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963
Volume: 6 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content


A. J. Muste was born in Holland, moved with his family to the United States at six, and later attended Union Theological Seminary and became a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church. He was a pacifist and life-long advocate for peace and civil rights, working with such groups at the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the War Resisters League. Even in his later years, he continued his opposition to war in resisting United States involvement in Vietnam.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1963/01/24 TL[c] to Merton A good many times in recent months I have been on the point of writing you. Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) / possibility of quoting Merton's letter to Jim Forest for magazine Liberation - comments related to Cuba and "non-political" and "non-aligned witness" / Muste's Church Peace Mission essay for Christian Century / proposed meeting with John Heidbrink «detailed view»
2. 1963/01/25 TLS to Forest, Jim Here is a carbon copy of a letter I have just written Father Merton. Thanks for sending me that [encloses January 24, 1963 letter from this file] «detailed view»
3. 1963/02/19 TLS[x] from Merton It seems to me I got a letter from you recently and I have been looking all over the place to find «detailed view»
4. 1963/no/no HNS[x] to Forest, Jim Found this in my file. It is affecting to one who knows Birmngh but I don't think it's good enough rejecting Merton's poem "And the Children of Birmingham" for "LIB" - likely Liberation magazine «detailed view»
5. 1964/11/10 TLS[x] to Heidbrink, John I received your letter of November 6th about the retreat with Father Merton and have also gotten «detailed view»
6. 1964/11/no? TLS[x] from Merton Please feel very free to ignore any of these suggestions. Particularly in the matter of discussing «detailed view»

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