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Thomas Moore Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 22 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Thomas Moore (1940-) is an American author, most known for his popular books on spirituality. He has master's degrees in musicology (University of Michigan) and theology (University of Windsor, Ontario), and a PhD in religion (Syracuse University). Over the course of his life he has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, an author, and a psychotherapist; his books include the New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul (1992). He is a regular columnist for The Huffington Post and Spirituality and Health magazine. With Jean Hinson-Lall, he co-founded the Institute for the Study of Imagination.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thomas Moore Papers contains audiovisual material, correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, and writings.

Audiovisual material consists of commercially-produced audio versions of Moore's books, appearances by Moore on various radio and television shows and specials, workshops and other hosted productions, and other items.

Correspondence contains both personal and professional, including colleagues in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology and spirituality (Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Suzi Gablik, Annie Gottlieb, the New York Center for Jungian Studies, George Nickelsburg, Ronald Schenk, Joanne Stroud), publishers (Bantam Books, Harper Collins, Larson Publications, Shepherd-Walwyn), magazines for whom Moore wrote ( L'Immaginale, Journeymen, The Salt Journal, Spirituality and Health), and journalists (Bill Moyers). There are also numerous letters from readers of his best-selling book Care of the Soul.

Manuscripts contains early drafts, proofs, and setting copy of The Soul of Sex (1998).

Memorabilia includes catalogs in which Moore's works were sold, clippings, and publicity related to his books.

Writings contains published books (including numerous foreign-language editions) and book chapters; forewords, prefaces, and introductions; interviews; journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, and a few miscellaneous items.

Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged alphabetically by type or title.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Moore, Thomas, 1940-


Authors, American.
Psychology, Religious.
Psychotherapists -- United States.
Spiritual life -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Compact discs.
Magazines (periodicals)
Manuscripts for publication.
Reviews (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thomas Moore Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Thomas Moore, 2001-2002.

Table of Contents

Audiovisual material