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Edward D. Ball family papers

Edward D. Ball family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward D. Ball family papers
Creator: Ball family
Inclusive Dates: 1882-1976
Bulk Dates: 1931-1955
Language(s): English
Extent: 7 Linear Feet 13 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box, 2 oversized folders, 1 framed item
Collection Number: ms2148
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edward Donald Ball, journalist and Associated Press (AP) correspondent during World War II, resided in Milledgeville, Georgia and Brentwood, Tennessee. Married Mary Lucy Shivers, daughter of Milner Smith Shivers and Lou Barksdale Shivers of Milledgeville and Eatonton, Georgia. The Ball's children included Edward Donald Ball, Jr. and Milner Shivers Ball.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, genealogical information on the Ball, Barksdale, Shivers, and other allied families, clippings, printed material, photographs, typed manuscripts of Ball's AP articles, World War II ephemera, unclassified military documents, postcards, and two 16 mm motion pictures of the war. The correspondence contains letters from Edward Ball to Lucy Shivers Ball during his service as an AP war correspondent while in London, England; France; and Germany. The correspondence also contains letters of the Barksdale family, Lucy Shivers, and Milner Shivers discussing family matters, daily activities, and news of friends or relatives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward D. Ball family papers, ms2148, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 June 17.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Associated Press
Ball family
Barksdale family
College students -- Massachusetts.
College students -- New Jersey.
Journalists -- Georgia.
Manuscripts (documents)
Shivers family
World War, 1939-1945 -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. World War II-era Materials

11-7Correspondence, 1942-1943
21-8Correspondence, 1944-1945
29Cards and telegrams, envelopes, 1949
31-6Photographs, 1943-1949
37Printed Material, 1942-1945
38AP Inter-Office, A Staff News Bulletin, 1943-1944
39Postcards-no message
311Ration Books, miscellaneous
314Documents regarding General Patton
15Scrapbook of clippings
41Films - Paris, WWII (color)
42Films - War in France, WWII (b/w)
1CMaps of Europe
1Framed medals and certificates from War Department

2. Biographical Material and Correspondence

51Biography - Milner Smith Shivers
52-18Correspondence, 1882-1930
519Biography - Mary Sue Richardson
520Genealogy - Cooper Family
521Genealogy Cooper and Thompson Families
522Genealogy - Barksdale Family
523Genealogy Shivers Family
61-24Correspondence, 1931-1938
71-18Correspondence, 1938-1942
81-22Correspondence, 1942-1949
91-17Correspondence, 1950-1955
101-22Correspondence, 1956-1976
1023Letter Book of Mrs. Price Butler - Typescripts, 1806-1894

3. General Subjects

112Awards and Certificates
113Baby Book
114Calling Cards (68 items)
115-9Clippings - Ball Family
1110Clippings - Joel Chandler Harris
1111Clippings - Miscellaneous
1112-18Clippings - Shivers Family
121-2Photographs, Identified
123-6Empty Envelopes
127Gasoline Ration Stamps
128Gift List
129Membership Cards
1210Miscellaneous, Notes
1211Oconee Spring Property
1212Funeral Registers
1213Photographs, Unidentified
131Printed Material - Miscellaneous
132-6Printed Material - Programs, 1920-1970
138Printed Material - World War I
139Printed Material, Writings
1310Receipts, 1922-1950
1311Remembrance Book
1312School Papers - Donald Ball
1313-14School Papers - Milner Ball
1315School Papers - Lou Barksdale
1316School Papers - Lucy Shivers
2BBroadside of Tugalo Association's Encampment at Toccoa Falls, Georgia
2BPhotograph - Dr. B. W. Hunt.