Album 1 consists of photographs of the Nouwen family and their friends during the 1960s. Put together by Maria Nouwen, images within the album include family trips to Ireland, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland, photos of the Nouwen children and special occasions attended by the family. The travel photos are casual in nature, focusing primarily on Laurent J.M. Nouwen and Maria Nouwen in the company of friends including Philip and Puck van Campen, Piet, Maria and Karel Kasteel, Seamus and Sophie Fitzgerald, and Kitty Upjohn Verbist. The photos of the children, many of which include portraits, comprise several pages of the album and are predominantly of Laurent and Laurien Nouwen as young adults, with 2 pages dedicated to Paul Nouwen. Henri appears sporadically throughout the album as he was abroad studying during most of the period captured by this album. A small number of photos on the full pages dedicated to Laurent, Laurien and Paul Nouwen are from their childhood, possibly taken from other albums in the collection.