Handy Colony compilation donated to Illinois libraries and students

More than 800 copies of Writings From the Handy Writers Colony, compiled by Helen Howe, Don Sackrider and George Hendrick, were donated to 804 public libraries in Illinois in the fall of 2016. Four hundred editions of the compilation, plus a number of copies of The Merry Month of May, were also given to the Marshall Public Library, Marshall, Illinois, at the time of the Walldogs mural project and screening of the musical From Here to Eternity in June 2016. Marshall librarian Alyson Thompson reported that all 400 copies have been given away, including those to Marshall High School for the JJLS’s annual “Valentine’s” contest. 

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