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Title: Gloria Jones collection of James Jones papersAdd to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00026

Primary Creator: Jones, Gloria (1928-2006)

Extent: 12.8 Cubic Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection of Gloria Jones Papers related to James Jones, American author of From Here To Eternity, which was published in 1951 and won the National Book Award for fiction that year. The collection includes letters, books, manuscripts, documents, photographs and serials pertaining to his life as a soldier fighting in World War II and as a member of the Handy Writers Colony at Robinson, Illinois.

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

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Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1957-1997],
[Series 2: Documents, 1944-1989],
[Series 3: Photos, 1925-1986],
[Series 4: Clippings, 1961-1997],
[Series 5: Michael Lennon Interview Transcripts, 1983],
[Series 6: Realia],

Series 1: Correspondence, 1957-1997Add to your cart.
The majority of the Correspondence series is personal and professional correspondence (letters, cards, and postcards) to both Gloria and James Jones, the bulk from the 1970s and early 1980s. Folder 10 contains correspondence written by Gloria Jones and folder 11 contains correspondence written by James Jones (predominantly photocopies of letters held at other university collections of James Jones correspondence).

Arrangement: The Correspondence series is organized into folders in approximately alphabetical order by author (personal or corporate name), and each item has a box-folder-number designator (items are in ascending order of item number).

Box1 contains correspondence from authors with names beginning A-L.

Box 2 contains correspondence from authors with names beginning M-Z.

Box-Folder 001/1-13Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 002/14-19Add to your cart.
Series 2: Documents, 1944-1989Add to your cart.
Documents related to the lives of James and Gloria Jones, including military papers, materials from James Jones' personal life, and documents related to his career as a writer, including some manuscript excerpts and a manuscript titled "Golf."
Arrangement: Materials are arranged loosley by date.
Box-Folder 003/21-27Add to your cart.
Folder 28AAdd to your cart.
Folder 28BAdd to your cart.
Folder 28CAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Photos, 1925-1986Add to your cart.

Arrangement: Photos are given a designator "#-X##-###." The first number indicates the box number within a given size range, the alphanumeric indicator designates the size and the picture content, respectively:


A = Approx. 3"x5"

B = 4"x6"

C = 8"x10"

D, E = Oversized

Picture Content:

01 = James Jones (solo)

02 = Gloria Jones (solo)

03 = Family (group)

04 = Friends (group)

05 = No people (e.g., landscapes)

06 = Negatives

The final number is the item in the series (294-595).

Box-Folder 005: 1-A01-294 thru 1-A03-323 thru 1-A03-323Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 006: 2-A03-324 thru 2-A04-349Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 007: 3-A04-350 thru 3-A04-372Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 008: 4-A05-373 thru 4-A07-393Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 009: 1-B01-394 thru 1-B03-424Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 010: 2-B04-425 thru 2-B06-439Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 011: 1-C01-440 thru 1-C02-465Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 012: 2-C03-466 thru 2-C03-476Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 013: 3-C04-477 thru 3-C04-500Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 014: 4-C04-501 thru 4-C04-520Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 015: 5-C04-521 thru 5-C04-539Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 016: 6-C04-538 thru 6-C06-555Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 017: 1-D01-556 thru 1-D04-585Add to your cart.
Folder 017AAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Clippings, 1961-1997Add to your cart.

Box 18 contains clippings (some original, some photocopies) from newspapers and magazines of articles mostly from the 1970s through the 1990s related to James Jones and his works, as well as articles written by and about his literary friends and family. Of note is a copy of the New York Times Best Sellers list from April 1978 that places The Whistle in fifth.

The remainder of Box 18 and Boxes 19 and 20 contain folders from news clipping services. These clippings reflect Jones as a writer, as well as the reception of his works.

Arrangement: The first section of Box 18 is arranged chronologically:

Folder 30: 1961-1984

Folder 31: 1984-1986

Folder 32: 1989-1997, undated

The remainder of Box 18 and Boxes 19 and 20 are arranged alphabetically by work reviewed, then chronologically.

Box-Folder 018/30-34Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 019/35-40Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 020/41-43Add to your cart.
Folder 43AAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Michael Lennon Interview Transcripts, 1983Add to your cart.

Interviews conducted by J. Michael Lennon with various people connected with James Jones (his family and friends). Questions relate to the subjects' memories of Jones as well as their thoughts and feelings about his literary works.

Transcripts appear to have been made from recordings and contain some hand-written materials as well. Each interview appears to have been done in a different hand.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by interview subject.
Box-Folder 021/44-47Add to your cart.
Series 6: RealiaAdd to your cart.
Contains objects used by or belonging to James or Gloria Jones. Includes typewriters, a license plate, silverware, and playing cards.
Box-Folder 022/48-53Add to your cart.
Box-Folder 023: Silver spoon & supper club receipts (3-001-009)Add to your cart.
Item Typewriter in caseAdd to your cart.
Item TypewriterAdd to your cart.

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1957-1997],
[Series 2: Documents, 1944-1989],
[Series 3: Photos, 1925-1986],
[Series 4: Clippings, 1961-1997],
[Series 5: Michael Lennon Interview Transcripts, 1983],
[Series 6: Realia],

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