Edward D. Ball family papers

Edward D. Ball family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Ball family
Title: Edward D. Ball family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1931-1955
Dates: 1882-1976
Quantity: 7.0 Linear feet 13 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box, 2 oversized folders, 1 framed item
Coll. Number: ms2148

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. World War II-era Materials

11-7Correspondence, 1942-1943
21-8Correspondence, 1944-1945
9Cards and telegrams, envelopes, 1949
31-6Photographs, 1943-1949
7Printed Material, 1942-1945
8 AP Inter-Office, A Staff News Bulletin, 1943-1944
9Postcards-no message
11Ration Books, miscellaneous
14Documents regarding General Patton
15Scrapbook of clippings
41Films - Paris, WWII (color)
2Films - War in France, WWII (b/w)
OS Folder
1CMaps of Europe
1Framed medals and certificates from War Department

2. Biographical Material and Correspondence

51Biography - Milner Smith Shivers
2-18Correspondence, 1882-1930
19Biography - Mary Sue Richardson
20Genealogy - Cooper Family
21Genealogy Cooper and Thompson Families
22Genealogy - Barksdale Family
23Genealogy Shivers Family
61-24Correspondence, 1931-1938
71-18Correspondence, 1938-1942
81-22Correspondence, 1942-1949
91-17Correspondence, 1950-1955
101-22Correspondence, 1956-1976
23Letter Book of Mrs. Price Butler - Typescripts, 1806-1894

3. General Subjects

2Awards and Certificates
3Baby Book
4Calling Cards (68 items)
5-9Clippings - Ball Family
10Clippings - Joel Chandler Harris
11Clippings - Miscellaneous
12-18Clippings - Shivers Family
121-2Photographs, Identified
3-6Empty Envelopes
7Gasoline Ration Stamps
8Gift List
9Membership Cards
10Miscellaneous, Notes
11Oconee Spring Property
12Funeral Registers
13Photographs, Unidentified
131Printed Material - Miscellaneous
2-6Printed Material - Programs, 1920-1970
8Printed Material - World War I
9Printed Material, Writings
10Receipts, 1922-1950
11Remembrance Book
12School Papers - Donald Ball
13-14School Papers - Milner Ball
15School Papers - Lou Barksdale
16School Papers - Lucy Shivers
OS Folder
2BBroadside of Tugalo Association's Encampment at Toccoa Falls, Georgia
Photograph - Dr. B. W. Hunt.