Luci Shaw Papers, 1922-2008
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Brief Description:

The Luci Shaw Collection includes the papers of Luci Deck Shaw Hoyte. Luci Shaw, her professional name, is an accomplished poet, essayist, and teacher. Included in the papers of this poet and publishing executive are correspondence, manuscripts, and published works. Her papers comprise 39 linear feet of material.

Correspondence includes personal, family, as well as professional and business. The various correspondence cover the years of 1922 to the present, with the earliest being between Luci Shaw's missionary parents and Dr. and Mrs. Northcote Deck. Dr. Deck was also the author of several books. This series comprise the bulk of the collection.

Typescripts, drafts, and proof pages display her writing at various stages of completion. This manuscript section spans several feet and constitutes the second largest portion of the collection.

Held at:
Special Collections, Buswell Library
501 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187 5593
Phone: 630-752-5705
Email: special.collections [at]
Record Series Number: SC/046
Created by: Shaw, Luci (1928-)
Volume: 105.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/1991.
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Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.
Biographical Note for Shaw, Luci (1928-) :

Luci Shaw was born in 1928 in London, England, and has lived in Canada, Australia and the U.S.A. A 1953 high honors graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, she became co-founder and later president of Harold Shaw Publishers, and since 1988 has been a Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada.

Shaw is a frequent retreat facilitator and leads writing workshops in church and university settings. She has lectured in North America and abroad on topics such as art and spirituality, the Christian imagination, poetry-writing, and journal-writing as an aid to artistic and spiritual growth. A charter member of the Chrysostom Society of Writers, Shaw is author of ten volumes of poetry including Polishing the Petoskey Stone (Shaw, 1990), Writing the River (Pinon Press, 1994/Regent Publishing, 1997), The Angles of Light (Waterbrook, 2000), The Green Earth: Poems of Creation (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002), has edited three poetry anthologies and a festschrift, The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L’Engle, (Shaw, 1998). Her most recent books are What the Light Was Like (Word Farm), Accompanied by Angels (Eerdmans), The Genesis of It All (Paraclete), and Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination & Spirit (Nelson). Her poetic work and essays have been widely anthologized. Shaw has authored several non-fiction prose books, including Water My Soul: Cultivating the Interior Life (Zondervan) and The Crime of Living Cautiously (InterVarsity). She has also co-authored three books with Madeleine L’Engle, WinterSong (Regent), Friends for the Journey (Regent), and A Prayer Book for Spiritual Friends (Augsburg/Fortress). Shaw is poetry editor and a contributing editor of Radix, as quarterly journal published in Berkeley, CA, that celebrates art, literature, music, psychology, science and the media, featuring original poetry, reviews and interviews. She is also poetry and fiction editor of Crux, an academic journal published quarterly by Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. She and her husband John Hoyte live in Bellingham, Washington and are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She loves sailing, tent camping, knitting, gardening, and wilderness photography.

Access Restrictions: Access to journals is restricted to those researchers possessing written permission from Luci Shaw.
Subject Index
Bible. O.T. Genesis.
Bible stories, English - O.T. Genesis.
Christianity and literature.
Christianity and the arts.
Christian life
Christian literature - Authorship.
Christian poetry, American.
Christmas - Meditations.
Deck, Northcote, 1875-1957
Deck, Northcote, 1875-1957 - Correspondence.
L'Engle, Madeleine - Correspondence.
L'Engle, Madeleine - Friends and associates.
Poets - United States - Correspondence.
Shaw, Luci
Shaw, Luci - Correspondence.
Spiritual life - Literary collections.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni.
Women authors, American
Women authors, American - Biography.
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.
Acquisition Notes: Gift  Luci Shaw papers were received by donation to Wheaton College beginning in 1991.
PreferredCitation: Luci Shaw Papers (SC-46), Wheaton College Special Collections, Wheaton, Illinois.