Inventory of the Timothy James Larson: The Creative Legacy Collection

Lucinda Glenn
Graduate Theological Union Archives
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Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Timothy James Larson: The Creative Legacy Collection

Collection number: GTU 2011-1-02

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
Lucinda Glenn
Date Completed:
2011 January 2
Encoded by:
David Stiver
© 2013 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Timothy James Larson: the creative legacy collection
Dates: 1950-2010
Collection number: GTU 2011-1-02
Creator: Larson, Timothy James (1942-2011)
Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet(3 record boxes) 2 documents
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: Timothy James Larson (1942-2011) served as pastor, educator, therapist and caregiver. After becoming permanently disabled, he wrote spiritual journals, memoirs and poetry. This collection includes his over 4000 page dream journal, along with other writings.
Physical location: 7/I/3
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Prologue and Afterward of Night Journeys: The Complete Dreams of Dr. Tomothy James Larson.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has been assigned to Graduate Theological Union. For any use, including publication, reproduction and quotation beyond fair use, permission must be obtained in writing from: Graduate Theological Union Archives, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709 (archives@gtu.edu).

Preferred Citation

Timothy James Larson: the creative legacy collection, GTU 2011-1-02. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Timothy James Larson, December 2010.

Biography / Administrative History

Timothy James Larson (1942-2011) was a pastor, educator, therapist (Jungian), caregiver and author. He received a BA from Wheaton college; MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; and PhD in Education, Claremont Graduate School.
When he turned 50, he felt called to become a monk. He worked with poor and homeless in Baltimore, Maryland, and then with elderly and terminally ill in hospice settings in and around Santa Barbara, California. Following two major surgeries in 1999, he became permanently disabled. He spent much of the last decade of his life in creative journaling, art, and prayer.
This collection contains his works. Prominent among them is a 4000 page dream journal, titled Night Journeys: The Complete Dreams of Dr. Timothy James Larson. Other works include a four-volume life and spiritual memoir; several works of poetry as well as spiritual thoughts and guidance. Some include photographic illustrations.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection includes Larsons creative works: Night Journeys, a Journal of Dreams, Vols. 1 10; a four-volume life and spiritual memoir; works of poetry; and books on spiritual thoughts and guidance. With the exception of Night Journeys, all were self-published.

Arrangement

Listed by publication title.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Caregivers.
Chronically ill--Prayers and devotions.
Dream interpretation.
Dreams--Religious aspects--Christianity.
Grief--Poetry.
Religious poetry, American.
Spiritual life--Christianity.
Terminal care--Religious aspects--Christianity.


Contents of Containers

 

Works of Tomothy James Larson 1950-2010

Physical Description: 27 folders
box-folder 1 / 1

Timothy James Larson, 1942-2010, Bibliography and Biographical Information 1942-2010

box-folder 1 / 2

Night Journeys Volume 1 1950-1991

box-folder 1 / 3

Night Journeys Volume 2 1991-1994

box-folder 1 / 4

Night Journeys Volume 3 1995-1997

box-folder 1 / 5

Night Journeys Volume 4 1998-2000

box-folder 1 / 6

Night Journeys Volume 5 2001-2003

box-folder 1 / 7

Night Journeys Volume 6 2004-2005

box-folder 2 / 1

Night Journeys Volume 7 2006

box-folder 2 / 2

Night Journeys Volume 8 2007-2008

box-folder 2 / 3

Night Journeys Volume 9 2009

box-folder 2 / 4

Night Journeys Volume 9 2010

box-folder 2 / 5

Memoir, Vol. 1, "Birthings and New Beginnings" 1942-1989

box-folder 2 / 6

Memoir, Vol. 2, "Angels All Around Us" 1989-1995

box-folder 2 / 7

Memoir, Vol. 3, "Deeper Into the Forrest" 1995-2000

box-folder 2 / 8

Memoir, Vol. 4, ""Stepping Into the Wonder" 2000-2006

box-folder 3 / 1

Soulful Caregiving: Resources for Facilitating Workshops and Retreats, 2002

box-folder 3 / 2

Soulful Caregiving: Spiritual Formation for Caregivers, Soulful Companionship for the Sick, Dying, and Their Loved Ones 2002

box-folder 3 / 3

Dreamscapes: Soulful Dreaming Through Illness to a Good Death 2006

box-folder 3 / 4

Treasures From the Deep: Cherishing the Quiet 2007

box-folder 3 / 5

Seeds of Gold: Comfort, Hope and Healing for the Journey 2003

box-folder 3 / 6

Nuggets of Wisdom: Affirmations and Illuminations 2005

box-folder 3 / 7

Gazing Through My Mind's Eyes: Thriving with a Fading Memory 2008

box-folder 3 / 8

Awakenings: Stirrings of the Heart and Soul 2002

box-folder 3 / 9

If I Should Wake Before I Die 2007

box-folder 3 / 10

Treasures From the Deep: Swimming Into the Light 2003

box-folder 3 / 11

Treasures From the Deep: Swimming Into the Light 2003

box-folder 3 / 11

Treasures From the Deep: Tending the Inner Garden 2003