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Luci Shaw Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Journals

Manuscripts

Published Material

Activities

Secondary Material

Biographical

Photographs

Accession 2011-0251



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Luci Shaw Papers, 1922-2005 | College Archives & Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: Luci Shaw Papers, 1922-2005Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1969-2005

ID: SC/046

Primary Creator: Shaw, Luci (1928-)

Extent: 105.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1991

Subjects: 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, Poets - United States - Correspondence., Prayer., Shaw, Luci, Shaw, Luci - Correspondence., Spiritual life - Literary collections., Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni., Women authors, American, Women authors, American - Biography.

Forms of Material: Articles, Correspondence, Poetry, Reviews

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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
Poets - United States - Correspondence.
Prayer.
Shaw, Luci
Shaw, Luci - Correspondence.
Spiritual life - Literary collections.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni.
Women authors, American
Women authors, American - Biography.

Administrative Information

Repository: College Archives & Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 39 linear feet

Access Restrictions: Access to journals is restricted to those researchers possessing written permission from Luci Shaw.

Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Acquisition Source: Gift

Acquisition Method: Luci Shaw papers were received by donation to Wheaton College beginning in 1991.

Preferred Citation: Luci Shaw Papers (SC-46), Wheaton College Special Collections, Wheaton, Illinois.

Other Note: The Luci Shaw Collection houses the personal and professional papers of Luci Deck Shaw Hoyte. Luci Shaw, her professional name, is an accomplished and widely published poet and author. She was co-founder of Harold Shaw Publishing, later becoming president of the firm.

Other URL: http://library.wheaton.edu


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Journals],
[Series 3: Manuscripts],
[Series 4: Published Material],
[Series 5: Activities],
[Series 6: Secondary Material],
[Series 7: Biographical],
[Series 8: Photographs],
[Series 9: Accession 2011-0251],
[All]

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Folder 5: Private Journal, 1997 February - 1998 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: Private Journal, 1998 July - 1998 DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Private Journal, 1991 June - 1992 JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Private Journal, 2001 September - 2002 AprilAdd to your cart.
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Folder 10: Private Journal, 1990 August - 1991 JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 11: Private Journal, 1989 July - 1990 AugustAdd to your cart.
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Folder 12: Private Journal, 1988 June - 1990 AugustAdd to your cart.
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Folder 13: Private Journal, 1987 November - 1988 JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 14: Private Journal, 1986 November - 1987 JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 15: Private Journal, 1993 April - 1993 DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 16: Private Journal, 1998 December - 1999 DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 17: Private Journal, 1998 January - 1998 JulyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 18: Private Journal, 2003 February - 2004 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Private Journal, 2002 April - 2003 MarchAdd to your cart.
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Folder 2: Private Journal, 2000 November - 2001 AugustAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3: Private Journal, 1999 July - 2000 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Private Journal, 2000 February - 2000 NovemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 5: Private Journal, 20004 March - 2004 JulyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: Private Journal, 1987 June - 1987 NovemberAdd to your cart.
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[Series 8: Photographs],
[Series 9: Accession 2011-0251],
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