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Typescripts of articles by Pennington

 File — Box: 60, Folder: 18

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection is divided into four series: 1) Audio-visual materials 2) Graphic materials 3) The M. Basil Pennington, OCSO Papers - 236 archival boxes and 4) The Pennington Family Collection - 50 archival boxes. The first three series cover the career of Father M. Basil Pennington, OCSO (1931-2005) as a Trappist monk and focuses largely on his writings and presentations on centering prayer, as well as his involvement in ecumenism and interfaith relations. It is comprised primarily of typescripts of Pennington's books and articles, as well as published newspaper and periodical articles. It also includes conference materials, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, documents relating to various Cistercian monasteries and multimedia recordings that belonged to Pennington. The fourth series, the family collection, contains genealogical material on the Pennington family and its origins in England, including correspondence between family members and others, as well as photographs (prints and digital images).


  • 1951-2003
  • Majority of material found within 1964-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1995


From the Collection: 266 boxes

From the Collection: 12 Volumes : Photograph Albums

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221