Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was an American writer and Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Trappist, Kentucky, where he was known as Father Louis.
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Finding Aid for the Thomas Merton Papers at Columbia University
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, art work, audio cassette, printed materials by and about Thomas Merton.
Thomas Merton Center
The Thomas Merton Center is the official repository of Merton's artistic estate which includes over twelve hundred photographs and eight hundred drawings in addition to his writing. The Center archives over forty-five thousand Merton-related materials.
Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Founded to promote interest in and study of Thomas Merton and his concerns throughout the British Isles.
Three American Sophomores: The Restlessness of Thomas Merton, J. D. Salinger, and Jack Kerouac
This article by Eric J. Scheske argues that Merton, Salinger, and Kerouac helped shape the youth movements of the 1960s and that they ended up contributing to the unrest of that era. [Touchstone Magazine] (October 01, 2000)
Monastic Liberation as Counter-Cultural Critique in the Life and Thought of Thomas Merton
Article by Shaul Magid, professor of Jewish philosophy, who is interested in Merton's piety. [Cross Currents] (December 01, 1999)