Thomas Merton Center

Manuscripts in Sub-Section C.3:

Art and worship (notes on art and worship)

Item 1 - 

First Lines:  [..]naissance was an age of great art: an age in which the most famous of artists devoted all

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Dummy mock-up with cover, illustrations and print samples (incomplete text)

Date:  no-month no-day, 1959?

Number of pages:  7

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Merton mentions this dummy edition was created by Edward Rice on first page of 17-page galley.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 2 - 

First Lines:  [..]naissance was an age of great art: an age in which the most famous of artists devoted all

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Dummy mock-up with cover, illustrations and print samples (incomplete text)

Date:  no-month no-day, 1959?

Number of pages:  7

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Reduced-sized dummy edition - Merton mentions it was created by Edward Rice on first page of 17-page galley.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 3 - 

First Lines:  PREFACE Some people may think that art matters very little. On the contrary, if we stop

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Galley proof with holograph corrections and additions

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  17

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Handwritten corrections and additions by Merton.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 4 - 

First Lines:  Art & Worship by Thomas Merton Much interest and much confusion have been aroused by modern

Sub-Type:  Miscellaneous

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Printed material

Date:  no-month no-day, 1959?

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  2 copies - advertisements and order form for the book to be published by the Abbey of Gethsemani.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 5 - 

First Lines:  Section I

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Page layout sheets for illustrations

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  9

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 6 - 

First Lines:  V Sacred Simplicity

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript correspondence and list of illustrations for this section of book black and white photographs

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  55

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Letter from Marie Frost of New York's Museum of Modern Art to Eloise Spaeth, dated 2 November 1960; list of illustrations for "Sacred Simplicity" section; and 53 photos of various sizes.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 7 - 

First Lines:  III Brazil

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Page layout sheets for illustrations and black and white photographs

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  48

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  3 pages of layout sheets and 45 photographs, mainly 25 x 21 cm.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 8 - 

First Lines:  IV

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Page layout sheets for illustrations

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  4

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 9 - 

First Lines:  II

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Page layout sheets for illustrations

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  13

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 10 - 

First Lines:  Notes on sacred art / THOMAS MERTON The renaissance was an age of great art: an age

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Dummy mock-up with cover, illustrations and print samples (incomplete text)

Date:  no-month no-day, 1959?

Number of pages:  9

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 11 - 

First Lines:  

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Photographs (black and white and color art print reproductions)

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  103

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Illustrations for "Art and Worship". They range in sizes from smaller images attached to boards (36 items, boards 42 x 24 cm), photographs (34 items, roughly 26 x 20 cm), postcards and postcard sized photographs (24 items, 15 x 10 cm - includes postcard from Carolyn and Victor Hammer of 1957), and small photographs and holy cards (9 items, 12 x 7 cm).

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 12 - Insert Galley 2, after line 11.

First Lines:  Man the image of God has a vocation not only to rule and exploit the world, but to transform it

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Thermofax of typescript with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  4

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Accession from Gethsemani Abbey, December 2014.

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 8

Item 13 - Notes on art and worship by Thomas Merton

First Lines:  PREFACE If we stop to consider the totalitarian movements and other forces of the new barbarism

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Mimeograph of typescript with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  67

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Spiral bound copy used by Eloise Spaeth with her handwritten corrections (see Section A: Correspondence for her biography and correspondence with Merton). Donated by Robert Giroux to the Thomas Merton Center in September of 2005.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 14 - Notes on art and worship by Thomas Merton

First Lines:  PREFACE "There may well be Christian cobblers" says Rudolf Bultmann, "but there is no Christian

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Mimeograph of typescript with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  79

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Spiral bound with handwritten corrections by Merton, new preface, and an inserted chapter on "The Vatican Council and Sacred Art." Donated by Robert Giroux to the Thomas Merton Center in September of 2005.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)

Item 15 - Notes on Merton Material.

First Lines:  Bad Merton; no vitality, even the usual stunning phraseology is lacking. The first two paragraphs

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript with holograph corrections

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  3

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Eloise Spaeth's notes on Merton's "Art and Worship" with her own corrections (see Section A: Correspondence for her biography and correspondence with Merton). Donated by Robert Giroux to the Thomas Merton Center in September of 2005.

Location:  Archive - Stack 3 (file box)