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Inventory of the Timothy James Larson: The Creative Legacy Collection
GTU 2011-1-02  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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.


    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.


    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.


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