Literary Landmark: Des Moines Public Library - Forrest Spaulding

Marshall, Ill.
Dedicated May 18, 2006
Partners: Marshall Friends of the Library, James Jones Literary Society, Clark County Historical Society, and Marshall Main Street Program

From Here To Eternity (1951) author James Jones co-founded the Handy Writers' Colony (1949-1964) at the west edge of Marshall with his mentor Lowney Turner Handy and her husband, Harry. Jones wrote Some Came Running (1957) here before moving to New York and later to Paris and writing other books. Several other Colony writers completed and published novels during those years. The house Jones built at the edge of the Colony grounds in 1953 still stands.

Resources:

Handy Writer's Colony Collection, 1930-64 Archives

James Jones Literary Society (website)

James Jones ~ Marshall, IL - Illinois Historical Markers (Waymarking)