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Sub-Section H.14: A.J. Flogge Collection

Record Series: 1: Essays, news clippings, and ephemera related to Thomas Merton and Gethsemani Abbey

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Box#-FF#Item#DateNotesFirst Lines
1 - 1 2009 Photograph from September 11, 2009 of Al Flogge and his cat; card with a reproduction of a color Merton portrait by Terrell Dickey; either a seller's listing of Merton materials with prices or a list of items held by Flogge with appraisal values 3 pages (12 items) «details»
1 - 2 1972 3 letters regarding a December 10 Symposium on Thomas Merton to Rev. William J. Fletcher of Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, Connecticut, letters from: James Laughlin, Carolyn R. Hammer, and Br. Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. «details»
1 - 3 Flogge's notes on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. «details»
1 - 4 1969-1973 Published articles about Merton (most copied and full periodical transferred to Sub-Section D.7): "Ed Rice reflects on his friend Thomas Merton" (The Sign, February 1969); "Thomas Merton 1915-1968: Excerpts from Commonweal" (Commonweal 27 Dec. 1968); and "Thomas Merton" by Colman McCarthy, and "The Last Words of Thomas Merton" by Patrick Hart and Thomas Merton (The Critic, July-Aug. 1973). «details»
1 - 5 1988-1992 Published articles about Merton (most copied and full periodical transferred to Sub-Section D.7): "The Guru Who Keeps on Going" by Elena Malits, and "Contemplation in Daily Life," an interview with James Finley by Art Winter (Praying, Nov.-Dec. 1988); "Monks Pond and the Slough of Despond: Crisis in the Cloister and the Flight from the Feminine" by Madeline DeFrees (The Critic, Winter 1991); "A Vision of Community: Thomas Merton and the East" by Carl Simmons (AB Bookman's Weekly (1992 Nov. 16) «details»
1 - 6 1988-1998 Published articles about Merton with some notes to Flogge (most copied and full periodical transferred to Sub-Section D.7): "Something of a Rebel" by William H. Shannon (St. Anthony Messenger, Sep. 1997) with note to Flogge from Marie Paterson (1997 Sep. 30); and issue of America mainly devoted to Thomas Merton (America, 1988 Oct. 22) with note to Flogge from Trudi Stawick, Secretariat for Social Justice - Prison/Jail Ministry, Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan; «details»
1 - 7 1969 Published articles about Merton with some notes to Flogge (clippings or copies from periodicals): "Thomas Merton, Monk" by Mark Van Doren (Columbia Forum 12 [Spring 1969]) with notes by Flogge; "Thomas Merton" by Mark Van Doren (America, 4 Jan. 1969); "Thomas Merton" [poem] by Raymond Roseliep with handwritten note (original filed under Roseliep in Section A) to Mark Van Doren (17 May 1969) and article by Rosemary Haughton, "Signs of the Times: Bridge between Two Cultures" (The Catholic World, May 1969) «details»
1 - 8 1969-2001 Published articles about Merton (clippings or copies from periodicals): "The Gift of Merton: A Friend Remembers" by James Forest (Commonweal, 10 Jan. 1969); "New Charter for Monasticism" by John Moffitt (America, 18 Jan. 1969); selection from Merton (Leaflet Missal, 7 Dec. 1969); "Thomas Merton (1915-1968" (The Thomas Merton Life Center Newsletter, April 1973); and "Meeting Carolyn and Victor Hammer & Thomas Merton" by R. Marshall Shepherd (transferred to Section A, Shepherd file) «details»
1 - 9 1995-1998 Published articles about Merton and Flogge with some notes to Flogge (clippings or copies from periodicals): an interview with Al Flogge ("Wise thoughts..") (Grand Rapids Press, 21 Nov. 1992); "Searching Merton path for clues to spiritual life (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 29 April 1995); "Thomas Merton: Sharing His Interior Journey" (Oblates, Sep.-Oct. 1995); "Sufism: the 'Strange Subject'" by Terry Graham (Sufi, Summer 1996); "Meditations of a Man With an Uncaged Mind" by Kenneth Woodward (Newsweek, 14 Sep. 1998) «details»
1 - 10 1971-2002 Reviews and advertisements for books about Merton and a photocopy of a bibliography from an unknown publication, one review with a handwritten note to Al Flogge «details»
1 - 11 1995-2011 Articles (photocopies from periodicals) about Fr. John Grathwohl, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and about Sr. Mary Ann Coz, O.S.U., "RFR co-chair found influence in Merton's bestseller" (Catholic Exponent, [Youngstown, Ohio], 28 Oct. 2011) «details»
1 - 12 1971-2001 Book sellers' catalogues (Thomas Merton Books in Bardstown from 2001 and Glenn Horowitz in New York circa 1990); The Thomas Merton Studies Center by Thomas Merton, John Howard Griffin, and Monsignor Horrigan (Unicorn Press, 1971); Thomas Merton: The Poet and the Contemplative Life, an exhibit catalog, by Patrick T. Lawlor (New York: Columbia University Libraries, 1990); and pamphlets for the International Thomas Merton Society, The Merton Annual Vol. 2, and the ITMS General Meeting at Colorado Springs «details»
1 - 13 1993-1998 Material concerning Gethsemani Abbey: compline prayer booklet (September 1993); little hours prayer booklet (undated); booklet on Gethsemani's "Jubilee 1998"; brochure on the retreat house, retreat offering envelope, and Mass concelebration card «details»
1 - 14 1969 Manuscript (photocopy with photocopied holograph corrections) of "A Note on the Author and This Book" by Naomi Burton Stone published in Merton's My Argument with the Gestapo (see another copy in Section A, Correspondence, Stone file); and mimeograph of "Some Reminiscences of Thomas Merton" by Fr. Matthew Kelty, O.C.S.O. (transferred to Kelty file in Section A, Correspondence) «details»

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