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Record Number 1792
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Brother Robert Lentz, ofm
Year 1985
Title Thomas Merton Icon Place Published: Albuquerque
Publisher Natural Bridges
Notes Folded greeting card in envelope. The image on the cover of this item is taken from an original painting by Br. Robert Lentz, Franciscan Friar whose innovative icons are known around the world. He is a member of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Both Buddhist and Christian symbolism are combined in this icon, to express the way Merton reconciled the two spiritual traditions in his own life. His raised right hand represents "fear not", and his left calls upon the earth to bear witness that he has overcome temptation. The Greek inscription by his head reads "Holy Thomas." He wears the Cistercian cowl.
Label A
Type of Work Greeting card of icon of Thomas Merton. Short Title: Thomas Merton Icon
Record Number 1437
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Brother Robert Lentz, ofm
Year 1985
Title Thomas Merton Icon Place Published: Burlington, VT
Publisher Bridge Building
Notes Print; from an original painting by Br. Robert Lentz, Franciscan Friar whose innovative icons are known around the world. He is a member of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Both Buddhist and Christian symbolism are combined in this icon, to express the way Merton reconciled the two spiritual traditions in his own life. His raised right hand represents "fear not", and his left calls upon the earth to bear witness that he has overcome temptation. The Greek inscription by his head reads "Holy Thomas." He wears the Cistercian cowl.
Label A
Type of Work Print of icon of Thomas Merton Short Title: Thomas Merton Icon
Record Number 1292
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Brother Robert Lentz, ofm
Title Thomas Merton Icon / signed
Notes Print; from an original painting by Br. Robert Lentz, Franciscan Friar whose innovative icons are known around the world. He is a member of the Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Both Buddhist and Christian symbolism are combined in this icon, to express the way Merton reconciled the two spiritual traditions in his own life. His raised right hand represents "fear not", and his left calls upon the earth to bear witness that he has overcome temptation. The Greek inscription by his head reads "Holy Thomas." He wears the Cistercian cowl. This print has been signed by Br. Robert Lentz on February 15, 2007.
Label AUY
Type of Work Signed print. Short Title: Thomas Merton Icon / signed
Record Number 1037
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Browning, Randall S.
Title Thomas Merton / photograph
Notes Photo.
Label A
Type of Work Photograph of original oil on canvas painting made in 1992 of Thomas Merton by Randall S. Browning. It is based on a detail of a photograph of Thomas Merton with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India by Tenzin Geyche, 1968. Short Title: Thomas Merton / photograph
Record Number 950
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Browning, Randall S.
Year 1997
Title Thomas Merton / Broadside
Notes Broadside poster of Merton made for the dedication of the Thomas Merton Center W.L. Lyons Brown Library, Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky, October 10, 1997 from original oil on canvas painting made in 1992 of Merton by Randall S. Browning. It is based on a detail of a photograph of Thomas Merton with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India by Tenzin Geyche, 1968.
Label A
Type of Work Broadside poster of Thomas Merton Short Title: Thomas Merton / Broadside
Record Number 1779
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Cantrell, Jim
Year 1989
Title The Pattern in the Seed / Thomas Merton's Glimpse of the Cosmic Dance (Broadside, signed) Place Published: Louisville
Publisher Bellarmine College
Notes Broadside; this item was signed by the artist of this work, Jim Cantrell.
Label YA
Date May 25-28, 1989
Type of Work Broadside created for the First General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society. Short Title: The Pattern in the Seed / Thomas Merton's Glimpse of the Cosmic Dance (Broadside, signed)
Record Number 848
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Deponte, F. James
Year 2006
Title Original drawing of Thomas Merton / signed
Notes Original drawing; hand drawn with Pitt artist pen and soft charcoal on Canson pastel paper. Drawing was then affixed to a 4 by 5 inch backing of Bristol 2 ply and signed and dated by the artist.
Label AUY
Date February 17
Type of Work Original signed drawing using Pitt artist pen and soft charcoal on Canson pastel paper. Short Title: Original drawing of Thomas Merton / signed
Record Number 1344
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Deponte, Frank
Year 2007
Title Thomas Merton / signed
Notes Print with image of Thomas Merton in profile; on 81/2" by 11" cardboard; signed and dated by artist on back.
Label UA
Date March 17
Type of Work Signed print Short Title: Thomas Merton / signed
Record Number 1355
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Donna Kristoff, O.S.U
Title Original set of 10 Greeting cards with Merton quote Place Published: Cleveland
Publisher Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
Notes Set of 10 greeting cards with Merton quote and contemplative image on each.
Label A
Type of Work Greeting Cards Short Title: Original set of 10 Greeting cards with Merton quote
Record Number 1436
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Flood, Brother Maurice
Year 1968
Title Original black and white photograph of Thomas Merton and Brother Patrick Hart
Notes This photograph was taken by Brother Maurice Flood of Gethsemani at Merton's hermitage the morning before Merton left for his trip to Asia. It was given to Jim Forest by Brother Patrick Hart. This item has been received with gratitude from the personal collection of Jim Forest.
Label UA
Date September 9, 1968
Type of Work Black and White photograph Short Title: Original black and white photograph of Thomas Merton and Brother Patrick Hart
Record Number 1416
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Forest, Jim
Year 1991
Title Living With Wisdom / A Life of Thomas Merton / cover proof
Notes Soft cover; this is the proof for the cover of the book by Jim Forest on Merton. It came from Doris Goodnough of Orbis Books. This item was received with deepest gratitude from the personal collection of Jim Forest.
Label UA
Date July 1, 1991
Type of Work Cover proof from the editor to author Short Title: Living With Wisdom / A Life of Thomas Merton / cover proof
Record Number 1698
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Gerhard Marcks, (Thomas Merton)
Year 1957
Title Tower of Babel / signed unbound page proofs
Notes Unbound untrimmed pages. Signed by the artist (Gerhard Marcks); these sheets make up all four of Gerhard Marcks's expressionistic wood engravings, as well as his wood-engraved title-page, for James Laughlin's 1957 edition of Thomas Merton's The Tower of Babel. The sheets may have been page proofs for this work. The illustrations are printed in black on two sizes of paper, one measuring 14 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches and the other approximately 12 by 9 inches. Gerhard Marcks was a German artist and sculptor who, in 1919, joined Walter Gropius at the Staatliches Bauhaus, where he was put in charge of the Bauhaus pottery in Dornburg. In the 1930s his artwork was denounced and confiscated by the Nazis, two of his pieces being shown in an exhibition of "Degenerate Art." But he continued to work, and in the 50s was the recipient of two prestigious German art awards. The Tower of Babel is considered among the most beautiful productions ever done by Laughlin's legendary New Directions publishing house.
Label RUAY
Type of Work Signed, unbound, untrimmed page proofs. Short Title: Tower of Babel / signed unbound page proofs
Record Number 2449
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Gibson, Michele
Year 2014
Title Thomas Merton
Notes This item is a pastel/oil stick artwork of Thomas Merton based on the photo taken by John Lyons.
Label NA
Type of Work Pastel/oil stick - dimensions 17.5 inches by 21.5 inches. Short Title: Thomas Merton
Record Number 2450
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Gibson, Michele
Year 2014
Title Thomas Merton
Notes Pastel/oil stick artwork of Merton
Label NA
Type of Work Pastel/oil stick - dimensions 21 inches by 21 inches. Short Title: Thomas Merton
Record Number 2074
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is one of a series of five photos of this event - all taken by photographer Jerry Spanyer.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 4 x 5 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2072
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is one of a series of five photos of this event - all taken by photographer Jerry Spanyer.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 4 x 5 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2073
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is one of a series of five photos of this event - all taken by photographer Jerry Spanyer.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 4 x 5 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2070
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (enlarged copy) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 11 x 14 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (enlarged copy) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2071
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is one of a series of five photos of this event - all taken by photographer Jerry Spanyer.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 4 x 5 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (from original negative) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 2069
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Jerry Spanyer, (photographer)
Year 1967
Title Original Color Photo (enlarged copy) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh Place Published: Louisville
Notes Color photo of Merton and Walsh at the Ordination and First Mass of Walsh. It is signed and inscribed by both Merton and Walsh.
Label A
Date May 14 & 15, 1967
Type of Work 11 x 14 color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photo (enlarged copy) of Thomas Merton and Dan Walsh
Record Number 833
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: John Beecher, ("for Father M. Louis, O.C.S.O.")
Year 1963
Title On Acquiring a Cistercian Breviary Place Published: Phoenix
Publisher Rampart Press
Notes Broadside; dedicated to "Father M. Louis O.C.S.O." which was the name Thomas Merton used while at Gethsemani; one of 200 copies handset and printed damp, in blue and black, by John and Barbara Beecher. Limited edition: 1/200.
Label ALB
Date January
Type of Work Broadside Short Title: On Acquiring a Cistercian Breviary
Record Number 2510
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Margaret Adams (illuminator), Thomas Merton (provided text)
Year 1965 (from Butcher C14)
Title He Abideth / From a XIV Century Manuscript Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press
Notes Soft cover. A lovely small illuminated folder from Stanbrook Abbey Press, with both a calligraphic title 'HE' and a green and gold flower design by Margaret Adams; printed in 20-point Cancelleresca Bastarda in black on W S Hodgkinson handmade paper, mounted in overlapping blue card covers with the title on the front cover and the colophon printed in black on the back cover. Relationship of this printing to Thomas Merton: Dame Marcella van Bruyn (a Benedictine nun of Stanbrook Abbey in England) first contacted Merton through the encouragement of Jacques Maritain. Stanbrook Press published poems of Raïssa Maritain as well as some of Merton's works, including his translations of a prayer of Cassiodorus and a letter by Guigo the Carthusian. Merton provided this text to Stanbrook Abbey Press and cited it was "From a fourteenth century manuscript". Sr. Margaret Truran of Stanbrook notes, "The text is hand-set by the Stanbrook Abbey Press in Jan van Krimpen’s font 'Romulus Cancelleresca Bastarda', a trademark of the Press. The calligraphic capitals H and E are done by Margaret Adams." Related Information: See published letters from Merton to van Bruyn in The School of Charity, pp. 160-161, 182-183, 190-191, 205-206, 249-250, 270-271, 284-285, 298-300, 302, and 311-312. (Merton info retireved from the Thomas Merton Centre website - http://merton.org/). Text: "He abideth patiently He forgiveth easily He understandeth mercifully He forgetteth utterly" Only 2 confirmed WorldCat listings.
Label NUA
Type of Work Illuminated folder - first edition illuminated folder. Short Title: He Abideth / From a XIV Century Manuscript
Record Number 2497
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Margaret Adams (illuminator), Thomas Merton (provided text)
Year 1965 (from Butcher C14)
Title He Abideth / From a XIV Century Manuscript Place Published: Worcester
Publisher Stanbrook Abbey Press Description: single leaf
Edition First edition illuminated folder.
Notes Soft cover. A lovely small illuminated folder from Stanbrook Abbey Press, with both a calligraphic title 'HE' and a green and gold flower design by Margaret Adams; printed in 20-point Cancelleresca Bastarda in black on W S Hodgkinson handmade paper, mounted in overlapping blue card covers with the title on the front cover and the colophon printed in black on the back cover. Relationship of this printing to Thomas Merton: Dame Marcella van Bruyn (a Benedictine nun of Stanbrook Abbey in England) first contacted Merton through the encouragement of Jacques Maritain. Stanbrook Press published poems of Raïssa Maritain as well as some of Merton's works, including his translations of a prayer of Cassiodorus and a letter by Guigo the Carthusian. Merton provided this text to Stanbrook Abbey Press and cited it was "From a fourteenth century manuscript". Sr. Margaret Truran of Stanbrook notes, "The text is hand-set by the Stanbrook Abbey Press in Jan van Krimpen’s font 'Romulus Cancelleresca Bastarda', a trademark of the Press. The calligraphic capitals H and E are done by Margaret Adams." Related Information: See published letters from Merton to van Bruyn in The School of Charity, pp. 160-161, 182-183, 190-191, 205-206, 249-250, 270-271, 284-285, 298-300, 302, and 311-312. (Merton info retireved from the Thomas Merton Centre website - http://merton.org/). Text: "He abideth patiently He forgiveth easily He understandeth mercifully He forgetteth utterly" Only 2 confirmed WorldCat listings.
Label NUA
Type of Work Illuminated folder Short Title: He Abideth / From a XIV Century Manuscript
Record Number 830
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, John Paul
Title Original Color Photograph of Thomas Merton
Notes Original photograph of Thomas Merton sitting in front of a book shelf while at St. Bonaventure College, Olean, NY; photo was taken by his brother John Paul Merton between the summer of 1940 and 1941 likely, as described on page 335-336 in Seven Storey Mountain, when John Paul was returning from his trip to Mexico. The photo was recieved, with deepest gratitude, from John Stanley, who received it from Merton Trier, first cousin of Thomas Merton. John Stanley was a monk at Gethsemani for a short time while Merton was also there, and spent much of his life researching and writing about Merton, his friends and his family.
Label AU8
Type of Work Color photograph Short Title: Original Color Photograph of Thomas Merton
Record Number 829
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Owen
Year 1928
Title Original Watercolor Painting / signed
Notes Original watercolor landscape painting by Owen Merton (father of Thomas Merton); initialed and dated by the Owen "9/4/28". This is one of his later works as he died in 1931 of a brain tumor and was incapacitated some time before then. It was received by the most recent owner from Merton Trier, Thomas Merton's first cousin. On the back of the item are faint pencil markings by the original owner (Edmond? Atkinson) who was a friend of Owen and Ruth Merton from New Zealand and attended their wedding. There also appears to be a faint signature of Owen on the back of the item. The artwork was recieved, with deepest gratitude, from John Stanley, who received it from Merton Trier, first cousin of Thomas Merton. John Stanley was a monk at Gethsemani for a short time while Merton was also there, and spent much of his life researching and writing about Merton, his friends and his family.
Label AUY2
Type of Work Watercolor painting Short Title: Original Watercolor Painting / signed
Record Number 1924
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 2007
Title Harmony / bottle of white wine
Notes This item is an empty bottle of wine with the following Merton quote on the back of the bottle, "Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but balance, order, rhythm and harmony - Thomas Merton". The wine was served at the opening banquet of the 11th conference of the International Thomas Merton Society in Rochester, NY, June 11-14, 2009.
Label A
Type of Work Merton quote on the back of the bottle. Short Title: Harmony / bottle of white wine
Record Number 1322
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1967
Title A Carol / broadside Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Broadside; closed illustrated broadside poem; Unicorn Folio 1, No. 4. One oversized folded page with title on the cover, reproduction of a Merton drawing on the second, the poem facing the drawing on the third, and the fourth page blank. Limited edition -1/325.
Label ALU
Type of Work Broadside / 12-1/2 x 22 inches / Limited edition 1/325. Short Title: A Carol / broadside
Record Number 917
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1967
Title A Carol / broadside Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Broadside; closed illustrated broadside poem; Unicorn Folio 1, No. 4. One oversized folded page with title on the cover, reproduction of a Merton drawing on the second, the poem facing the drawing on the third, and the fourth page blank. Limited edition -1/325.
Label ALU
Type of Work Broadside / 12-1/2 x 22 inches / Limited edition 1/325. Short Title: A Carol / broadside
Record Number 521
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Merton, Thomas
Year 1967
Title Original Ink Drawing by Merton / signed
Notes This drawing originally appeared in Voyages Magazine, number 1, fall 1967, page 57 (which I also possess) as part of a portfolio of Merton drawings. The original owner was a Jesuit priest, William Dolan Fletcher, S.J., who wrote books on a number of artists such as John Taylor Arms.
Label USA
Type of Work Original black ink drawing on 8 1/2 x 11" sheet. Signed and dated by Merton. Recently framed behind museum glass and archival matting. Short Title: Original Ink Drawing by Merton / signed
Record Number 693
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Original design by a Trappist monk - Brother Blaise?, (quote by Thomas Merton)
Year 1960's?
Title Gethsemani Postcard Place Published: Trappist
Publisher The Abbey of Gethsemani
Notes Postcard; artwork thought to have been created by Brother Blaise who stayed at Gethsemani for 4 years - being a novice under Merton. Quote states, "God's glory, now, is kindled gentler than low candlelight under the rafters of a barn - Thomas Merton".
Label UA
Type of Work Folded postcard with a scene of a monk in front of a barn and a quote by Thomas Merton on the inside. Short Title: Gethsemani Postcard
Record Number 2511
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: quote), Thomas Merton (calligraph
Year 2016
Title Original Hand-lettered Thomas Merton Quote Place Published: Michigan
Notes Hand-lettered calligraph on 8x10 sheet of Thomas Merton quote made by Karrie Posio of PosioStudios. Quote begins, "To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that...
Label NAU
Type of Work Hand-lettered calligraph Short Title: Original Hand-lettered Thomas Merton Quote
Record Number 2443
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Reinhardt, Ad
Year 1991
Title Print ad of an Ad Reinhardt black painting for a Daryl Y. Harnisch Gallery, NY showing of the artwork of Reinhardt Place Published: New York Short Title: Print ad of an Ad Reinhardt black painting for a Daryl Y. Harnisch Gallery, NY showing of the artwork of Reinhardt
Notes This is an original 1991 print ad for the Daryl Y. Harnisch gallery, NYC, showing the artwork of Ad Reinhardt. It measures approximately 10.75" x 8.75" overall.
Label AN
Record Number 2431
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Reinhardt, Ad
Year 1966
Title Black on Black - silkscreen (or lithograph?) colour prints #9 & #10
Notes This item contains two original black on black silkscreen (or lithograph?) prints (#9 & #10 - both stamped and numbered) from an edition of 250 - both protected in original numbered folders with rice-paper protection slips. Merton and Reinhardt were friends in Columbia and continued to be so after Merton became a monk. In 1957 Merton requested and received an original black on black painting from Reinhardt to aid in his prayer life. In a journal entry of November 17, Merton described the painting, “Almost invisible cross on a black background. As though immersed in darkness and trying to emerge from it . . . You have to look hard to see the cross. One must turn away from everything else and concentrate on the picture as though peering through a window into the night . . . I should say a very ‘holy’ picture—helps prayer—an ‘image’ without features to accustom the mind at once to the night of prayer—and to help one set aside trivial and useless images that wander into prayer and spoil it.” - from Cunningham, Lawrence S. (editor) A Search for Solitude: The Journals of Thomas Merton, vol. 3. HarperSanfrancisco, 1996.
Label NUAL
Type of Work colour silkscreen (or lithograph?) prints from an edition of 250. Short Title: Black on Black - silkscreen (or lithograph?) colour prints #9 & #10
Record Number 2324
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Reinhardt, Ad
Year 1946
Title Original Drawing / Symetrical Male Figure
Notes Original drawing by the artist; seems to demonstrate the influence Merton had on Reinhardt, with the 2 crosses depicted in this drawing. This item is similar to a piece sold at the Woodward Gallery in New York City, from an exhibition of Reinhardt's drawings held on November 8 - December 27, 2008. This piece was brought to, and examined by, John Woodward (Gallery Director) on June 11, 2013. At that time, and with limited provenance accompanying the item, it was confirmed to most likely be an authentic drawing by Reinhardt - paper, size, style, signature and subject all conform with know articles, and especially those sold during the exhibition at the Woodward Gallery. 2008 exhibition documents and titles of all pieces displayed at that exhibition accompany this item, including images of the similar item to this one from that exhibition.
Label NAU
Type of Work Drawing Short Title: Original Drawing / Symetrical Male Figure
Record Number 2445
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Reinhardt, Ad
Title Print ad of an Ad Reinhardt black painting for The Mayor Gallery, London showing of the artwork of Reinhardt Place Published: London
Notes Single sheet print ad showing a 1960 Reinhardt black painting.
Label NA
Type of Work Print ad Short Title: Print ad of an Ad Reinhardt black painting for The Mayor Gallery, London showing of the artwork of Reinhardt
Record Number 1687
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: Society, International Thomas Merton
Year 2003
Title The Hawk's Dream Place Published: Vancouver
Publisher ITMS
Notes Broadside; this item was created by the ITMS for the 8th Conference and General Meeting of the ITMS held in Vancouver, BC on June 5-7, 2003. It contains various depictions of Merton and quotes by him with a caption across the bottom edge, "I love beer, and, by that very fact, the world".
Label A
Date June 5-7, 2003
Type of Work Broadside Short Title: The Hawk's Dream
Record Number 533
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Stephenson, David
Year 1994
Title Original photo of the Dalai Lama at the grave marker of Thomas Merton / signed by the Dalai Lama Place Published: Lexington
Notes Photo taken by award winner photographer; signed by the Dalai Lama while he was in Toronto in 2004.
Label UYA
Type of Work Original 11 x 14" color photograph printed on Fuji archival paper and printed in a wet darkroom from the original negative. Short Title: Original photo of the Dalai Lama at the grave marker of Thomas Merton / signed by the Dalai Lama
Record Number 1045
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Thomas Merton; (Hughes, Fixel, Hitchcock, Maytag, Hemley, Reynolds, Savory and Levine)
Year 1967
Title Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number Three Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Notes Portfolio of broadsides of various sizes and colors within the folio covers uniform with this series, 50 x 33 cm. Complete set of twelve individual pieces. Authors include Thomas Merton ("The Originators"), Hughes, Fixel, Hitchcock, Maytag, Hemley, Reynolds, Savory and Levine. Dedicated to Langston Hughes, who died in 1967(includes a photograph of Langston Hughes in Tashkent). Printed by Noel Young; linoleum block cover and 2 drawings by Jeffrey Sorenson and wood engravings and typography by Alan Brilliant. Limited edition - No.130 of 325 copies.
Label AUL
Type of Work Twelve individual broadsides of various sizes and colors within the folio covers uniform with this series, 50 x 33 cm. Dedicated to Langston Hughes, who died in 1967 (Includes a photograph of Langston Hughes in Tashkent). Short Title: Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number Three
Record Number 1035
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Thomas Merton; (John Haines, Wolfgang Roth, Robert Bly, Guillevic, Nathaniel Tarn, Eugen Gomringer, Boris Pasternak, Jaime Sabines, and Lenore Marshall)
Year 1967
Title Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number Four Place Published: Santa Barbara
Publisher Unicorn Press
Edition First limited edition portfolio - #87/325 Short Title: Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number Four
Notes Portfolio; contains ten broadsides of various sizes and papers by ten different contributors; additionally includes a small broadside with contributors last names and a large broadside with notes about contributors and publishing information; all in a dark-mustard coloured paper portfolio 13" x 20" in size. One of 325 copies, this is No. 87. Contributors include Thomas Merton (contributes "A Carol"), John Haines, Wolfgang Roth, Robert Bly, Guillevic, Nathaniel Tarn, Eugen Gomringer, Boris Pasternak, Jaime Sabines, and Lenore Marshall. Typography in Series One by Allan Brilliant.
Label AUL
Record Number 1290
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Victor Hammer, (with writing by Thomas Merton)
Title Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ / prayer card Short Title: Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ / prayer card
Notes Single prayer card; "Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ" (after Victor Hammer's triptych painting, 1953-1956) on the front of the card and a quote by Thomas Merton on the back.
Label DAU
Record Number 1291
Reference Type Artwork
Picture
Author Artist: Victor Hammer, (with writing by Thomas Merton)
Year 2001
Title Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ / broadside Place Published: Lexington
Publisher King Library Press
Notes Broadside of Victor Hammer's line-cut, "Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ" with a passage of Victor Hammer describing Merton's naming of the triptych painting from which the line-cut was taken. This item was originally printed for the 7th General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society in 2001. This is a limited edition copy - #6 of 50.
Label AULD
Type of Work Line-cut limited edition - #6/50. Short Title: Hagia Sophia Crowning the Young Christ / broadside
Record Number 1887
Reference Type Artwork
Author Artist: W. Gray Reading, (text by Thomas Merton)
Year 2008
Title If You Seek a Heavenly Light Place Published: Lexington
Publisher King Library Press
Notes Broadside. "Victor and Carolyn Hammer sent this poem as a greeting for Christmas / 1960. It was written for them by Thomas Merton and appeared on the dust jacket of THE SOLITARY LIFE. At the fortieth anniversary of his death / it is here reprinted in memory of their friendship. Handset by W. Gray Reading at King Library Press.
Label A
Type of Work Broadside Keepsake Short Title: If You Seek a Heavenly Light
Record Number 762
Reference Type Book
Picture
Author Brother Antoninus, (Photograph on back of dust jacket by Thomas Merton)
Year 1967
Title The Rose of Solitude Place Published: New York
Publisher Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Number of Pages 125
Edition First hard cover edition. Short Title: The Rose of Solitude
Notes Cloth and dust jacket.
Label CA
Record Number 2147
Reference Type Book
Author Cummings, McAllister, Gilman (artwork by Ad Reinhardt)
Year 1956
Title Pax #2 / "Poem" by E. E. Cummings, "The Brass-Clad Legions" by Claire McAllister, "Death of the Hermit" by Richard Gilman. Pax artwork by Ad Reinhardt. Place Published: New York
Volume 1 page on newsprint
Publisher Pax #2
Edition First broadside newsprint edition. Short Title: Pax #2 / "Poem" by E. E. Cummings, "The Brass-Clad Legions" by Claire McAllister, "Death of the Hermit" by Richard Gilman. Pax artwork by Ad Reinhardt.
Notes Newsprint broadside. Pax was a "magazine" of poetry and art in which the work was the free contribution of the artists themselves "as their way of working toward an appreciation of the ideal of an enduring peace: the work of justice, the fruit of love". Pax was edited and published by Robert Lax (close friend to Merton) from the offices of Jubilee magazine starting in the mid-1950’s to the early 1960’s and was revived for a few minor issues in the 1980’s. This item is part of a portfolio in this collection of Pax items that contains the following:
Label UPAN
Record Number 725
Reference Type Journal Article
Picture
Author Daggy, Robert
Year 1988
Title Five poems by Thomas Merton: Concrete Racegram of Pluto, Poem of Kao Chien, Three Prayers and two untitled poems
Journal Kentucky Poetry Review: Thomas Merton Memorial Issue
Volume 24
Notes Soft cover; contains five poems by Thomas Merton: "Concrete Racegram of Pluto", "Poem of Kao-Chien", "Three Prayers" and two untitled poems. Contains three photographs of Merton by Ralph Eugene Meatyard and one photo of O'Keeffe by Merton.
Label PA
Date Fall Short Title: Five poems by Thomas Merton: Concrete Racegram of Pluto, Poem of Kao Chien, Three Prayers and two untitled poems
Pages 99
Record Number 2149
Reference Type Book
Author Furata, Soichi
Year 1958
Title Pax #6 / "Snow falls inside out", "Holy terror: Bach harpsichord concerto no.5.", "Epitaphs" and "Janus head". Place Published: New York
Volume 1 page on newsprint
Publisher Pax #6
Edition First broadside newsprint edition. Short Title: Pax #6 / "Snow falls inside out", "Holy terror: Bach harpsichord concerto no.5.", "Epitaphs" and "Janus head".
Notes Newsprint broadside. Pax was a "magazine" of poetry and art in which the work was the free contribution of the artists themselves "as their way of working toward an appreciation of the ideal of an enduring peace: the work of justice, the fruit of love". Pax was edited and published by Robert Lax (close friend to Merton) from the offices of Jubilee magazine starting in the mid-1950’s to the early 1960’s and was revived for a few minor issues in the 1980’s. This item is part of a portfolio in this collection of Pax items that contains the following:
Label UPAN
Record Number 2152
Reference Type Book
Author Jack Kerouac, (Illustration by David Budd)
Year 1959
Title Pax #10 / "Hymn" Place Published: New York
Volume 1 page on newsprint
Publisher Pax #10
Edition First broadside newsprint edition. Short Title: Pax #10 / "Hymn
Notes Newsprint broadside. Pax was a "magazine" of poetry and art in which the work was the free contribution of the artists themselves "as their way of working toward an appreciation of the ideal of an enduring peace: the work of justice, the fruit of love". Pax was edited and published by Robert Lax (close friend to Merton) from the offices of Jubilee magazine starting in the mid-1950’s to the early 1960’s and was revived for a few minor issues in the 1980’s. This item is part of a portfolio in this collection of Pax items that contains the following:
Label UPAN
Record Number 2158
Reference Type Book
Author Kerouac, Jack
Title Pax #17 / "Poem" Place Published: New York
Volume 1 page on newsprint
Publisher Pax #17
Edition First broadside newsprint edition. Short Title: Pax #17 / "Poem
Notes Newsprint broadside. Pax was a "magazine" of poetry and art in which the work was the free contribution of the artists themselves "as their way of working toward an appreciation of the ideal of an enduring peace: the work of justice, the fruit of love". Pax was edited and published by Robert Lax (close friend to Merton) from the offices of Jubilee magazine starting in the mid-1950’s to the early 1960’s and was revived for a few minor issues in the 1980’s. This item is part of a portfolio in this collection of Pax items that contains the following:
Label UPAN
Record Number 2151
Reference Type Book
Author McAllister, Claire
Year 1959
Title Pax #9 / "Mystery" Place Published: New York
Volume 1 page on newsprint
Publisher Pax #9
Edition First broadside newsprint edition. Short Title: Pax #9 / "Mystery
Notes Newsprint broadside. Pax was a "magazine" of poetry and art in which the work was the free contribution of the artists themselves "as their way of working toward an appreciation of the ideal of an enduring peace: the work of justice, the fruit of love". Pax was edited and published by Robert Lax (close friend to Merton) from the offices of Jubilee magazine starting in the mid-1950’s to the early 1960’s and was revived for a few minor issues in the 1980’s. This item is part of a portfolio in this collection of Pax items that contains the following:
Label UPAN
Record Number 2286
Reference Type Generic
Author Merton, Thomas
Year 1981
Title D.C. Magazines Broadside using Merton drawing as cover Short Title: D.C. Magazines Broadside using Merton drawing as cover
Notes This is a broadside titled "D.C. Magazines: A Literary Perspective" introducing 3 of Washington's important literary magazines (Portfolio, Voyages, Dryad) with Merton artwork as cover. This item was received with gratitude from Bill Claire, editor of Voyages.
Label NA