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Luci Shaw Papers


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Administrative Information

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Published Material


Secondary Material



Accession 2011-0251

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Luci Shaw Papers, 1922-2005 | Special Collections, Buswell Library

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

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections, Buswell Library

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

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[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],

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Sub-Series 1: Personal Diaries, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: September 25, 1984 - March 4, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: March 4, 1985 - June 10, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: June 13, 1985 - November 29, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: December 1, 1985 - June 5, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: June 12, 1986 - November 17, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Europe, 1952Add to your cart.

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[Series 8: Photographs],
[Series 9: Accession 2011-0251],

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