Lowney Turner Handy, writing teacher of James Jones and others, maintained a writing school in southern Illinois. Her teaching approach included the use of various works from her library which students had to read and copy by hand or using a typewriter in the process of becoming familiar with accomplished writing styles. For a list of the books used in her teaching in PDF format, use this connecting link. For more extensive information about the holdings enter "Lowney Turner Handy Library" as a keyword phrase search in FusionPlus Advanced, the online catalog of Indiana State University Library. See also the recollections of Kenny Snedeker, a student in the Handy Writers' Colony, containing photographs and sound recordings. For more extensive recollections, see the interview with Snedeker conducted by Steve Kash.