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John MacKay Shaw: The Man Behind the Collection

Welcome to the online exhibition of John MacKay Shaw: The Man Behind the Collection! This exhibition was curated and designed by the students in Dr. Teri Abstein’s Spring 2014 Museum Objects class. The John MacKay Shaw Childhood in Poetry Collection within the Florida State University’s Special Collections includes over 22,400 books that Shaw collected throughout his lifetime. Shaw wrote his own poetry for his children and established friendships with famous childrens literature authors.

Get to know the man behind the collection by exploring our online exhibition that documents Shaw’s early life, biography, his life after donation, and legacy.