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Luci Shaw Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-046

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Created: 1922-2020
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1969-2005
  • Other: Date acquired: 1991


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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


105 boxes

39 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

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

Other Descriptive Information

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.


Luci Shaw Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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