Shaw Kinsley

About The Author of Tubac

Shaw Kinsley is a native of Boulder, CO. His interest in Tubac’s history comes naturally; his parents found Tubac in 1962 and bought their first house there in 1974. His maternal grandparents also moved there in 1983. Kinsley has lived in Tubac full-time since 1997, with the exception of one year while earning a master’s degree from Oxford University.

Shaw is a specialty consultant currently focused on personal archives, libraries and collections. By organizing, preserving and presenting individual collections—Kinsley helps families pass their stories on to future generations. Kinsley lived in New York City from 1974 until 1997. He was engaged in the wholesale end of the menswear industry until 1988 when he decided to pursue a degree in library science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Particularly interested in rare books, manuscripts and photographs; Kinsley was delighted by the opportunity to compile and edit this photographic history of Tubac, the earliest European community in Arizona.

Kinsley is an active volunteer for the Tubac Historical Society, serving on the board of directors as treasurer and editing their newsletter. He hopes this work will bring back fond memories and inspire the telling of more colorful stories about Tubac. Shaw regards the book as a gift to the people of Tubac and hopes it captures some of the magic that has characterized Tubac for millennia.

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