Edward D. Ball family papers

Edward D. Ball family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ball, Edward D.
Creator: Ball, June McCoy
Creator: Ball, Lucy Shivers
Creator: Ball, Milner S.
Creator: Shivers, Lou Barksdale
Creator: Shivers, Milner Smith
Title: Edward D. Ball family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1931-1955
Dates: 1882-1976
Quantity: 7.0 Linear feet (13 document boxes, 1 half, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder C, 1 oversized folder B, 1 oversized 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 papers of the Edward D. Ball family and the Shiver family from 1882-1976. The papers include 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 (1949) containing historical studies on World War II battles in Europe for the "Beachhead Revisited Tour"; postcards; and two 16 mm motion pictures of the war in France, particularly Paris, and German prisoners of war; maps of Europe; . The correspondence contains letters from Edward Ball to Lucy Shivers Ball during his service as an AP war correspondent (1942-1945) while in London, England; France; and Germany. Ball's letters describe life during the war, problems with food, housing, and clothing; air raids and bomb attacks; activities of other correspondents; descriptions of camp life at the front; destruction in France and Germany; the liberation of Paris; the black market; and post war living conditions.

The correspondence also contains letters of the Barksdale family, Lucy Shivers, and Milner Shivers (Lucy's brother) from 1882-1930 (with gaps). From 1931-1976, the collection contains letters from Lucy to her parents, Milner S. Shivers and Lou Barksdale Shivers; to Lucy and Ed Ball from their son Milner while a student at Princeton University (N.J.) and Harvard University (Mass.); and letters from June McCoy Ball, Milner's wife. The correspondence mainly discusses family matters, daily activities, and news of friends or relatives.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Associated Press.
Ball family
Barksdale family
College students--Massachusetts.
College students--New Jersey.
Journalists--Georgia.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Photographs.
Shivers family
World War, 1939-1945--Destruction and pillage--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Destruction and pillage--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

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: World War II-era Materials



Subseries 1a: Correspondence

BoxFolder
111942, December-1943, February 27 (18 items)
2Envelope, 1943, March 1-April 21 (27 items; one empty)
31943, April 23-June 16 (23 items)
41943, June 18-August 1 (31 items)
51943, August 5-September 23 (24 items)
61943, September 25-November 21 (25 items)
71943, November 28-1944, January 1 (24 items)
BoxFolder
211944, January 3-March 6 (29 items)
21944, March 10-May 15 (26 items)
31944, May 17-July 24 (25 items)
41944, July 27-October 30 (25 items)
51944, November 24-1945, March 14 (34 items)
61945, March 18-April 27 (30 items)
71945, April 27-July 21 (26 items)
81945, July 23-December (34 items)
9Cards and telegrams, misc. envelopes, 1949, June-July, also n.d. (17 items)



Subseries 1b: Photographs, clippings, printed material, miscellaneous

BoxFolder
31Photographs, ca. 1943-1945 (20 items)
2Photographs, ca. 1943-1945 (57 items)
3Photographs, ca. 1940-1950 (15 items)
4Photographs, 1949 (16 items)
(Beachhead Revisited Tour)
5Photographs, 1949 (15 items)
(Beachhead Revisited Tour)
6Photographs (12 items)
7Printed Material, 1942-1945 (5 items)
8Printed Material: AP Inter-Office, A Staff News Bulletin, 1943, November 1944, February 1944, June-September (3 items)
9Postcards-no message, n.d. (12 items)
10Clippings (15 items)
11Miscellaneous (includes Ration Books, etc.) (20 items)
12Map, n.d. (1 item)
13Writings (1 item)
14TMs-Re: Gen. Patton, n.d. (1 item 32 p.)
Box
15Oversize, Scrapbook of clippings
Box
4Films
1Paris (WWII) (color)
2Warin France (WWII) (b& w)
OS Folder
1CMaps of Europe
Item
1Framed item containing medals and certificates from War Department (1)
 

Series 2: Biographical Material and Correspondence



Subseries 2a: Biographical Material

BoxFolder
51Biography (Milner Smith Shivers) (5 items)
2Correspondence, 1882 (4 items)
3Correspondence, 1889 (1 item)
4Correspondence, 1897 (8 items)
5Correspondence, 1902 (4 items)
6Correspondence, 1903 (2 items)
7Correspondence, 1910 (1 item)
8Correspondence, 1915 (3 items)
9Correspondence, 1916 (11 items)
10Correspondence, 1917 (1 item)
11Correspondence, 1918 (5 items)
12Correspondence, 1919 (2 items)
13Correspondence, 1921 (32 items)
14Correspondence, 1922 (4 items)
15Correspondence, 1924 (8 items)
16Correspondence, 1928 (1 item)
17Correspondence, 1927 (8 items)
18Correspondence, 1930 (4 items)
19Biography (Mary Sue Richardson) (1 item)
20Genealogy (Cooper Family) (1 item)
21Genealogy (Cooper & Thompson Families and Miscellaneous) (6 items)
22Genealogy (Barksdale Family) (2 folders)
23Genealogy (Shivers Family) (17 items)



Subseries 2b: Correspondence

BoxFolder
611931, January & 1931, February (3 items)
21931, March (4 items)
31931, April (4 items)
41931, July (5 items)
51931, August (4 items)
61931, September-December (5 items)
71931, n.d. (3 items)
81932, January-March (5 items)
91932, April-July (5 items)
101932, August-November (7 items)
111932, n.d. (24 items)
121933 (15 items)
131934 (9 items)
141935 (6 items)
151936 (10 items)
161937, March-May (7 items)
171937, June & July (4 items)
181937, August-November (6 items)
191937, n.d. (13 items)
201938, January-July (10 items)
211938, August & October (3 items)
22-241938, n.d. (3 folders)
BoxFolder
71-21938, n.d. (2 folders)
31939, January-September (10 items)
41939, n.d. (17 items)
51940, January-July (10 items)
61940, August & September (5 items)
71940, October (5 items)
81940, November & December (8 items)
91940, n.d. (20 items)
101941, January & February (8 items)
111941, March & April (6 items)
121941, May & June (7 items)
131941, July-September (11 items)
141941, October-December (11 items)
151941, n.d. (9 items)
161942, January & February (8 items)
171942, March & April (8 items)
181942, May-July (10 items)
BoxFolder
811942, August-October (10 items)
21942, November & December (9 items)
31942, n.d. (6 items)
41943 (3 items)
51944 (3 items)
61945 (5 items)
71946, January-March (7 items)
81946, April-June (6 items)
91946, July-September (5 items)
101946, October-December, n.d. (9 items)
111947, January-April (9 items)
121947, May-December (7 items)
131948, January-March (6 items)
141948, April-June (7 items)
151948, July-September (14 items)
161948, October-December (5 items)
171948, n.d. (4 items)
181949, February-May (13 items)
191949, June-August (20 items)
201949, September & October (18 items)
211949, November & December (28 items)
221949, n.d. (13 items)
BoxFolder
911950, January-March (32 items)
21950, April-July (41 items)
31950, August-October (8 items)
41950, n.d. (8 items)
51951 (15 items)
61952, February-April (8 items)
71952, May-November (8 items)
81953 (17 items)
91954, May-September (11 items)
101954, October (7 items)
111954, November & December (7 items)
121954, n.d. (10 items)
131955, January & February (9 items)
141955, March & April (5 items)
151955, May (7 items)
161955, June-December (12 items)
171955, n.d. (17 items)
BoxFolder
1011956 (13 items)
21957 (19 items)
31958 (17 items)
41959, January-August (17 items)
51959, n.d. (6 items)
61960 (2 items)
71961 (4 items)
81962 (16 items)
91963 (5 items)
101964 (3 items)
111965 (6 items)
121966 (4 items)
131967 (5 items)
141968 (3 items)
151969 (3 items)
161970 (1 item)
171975 (3 items)
181976 (1 item)
19-22n.d. (4 folders)
23Letter Book of Mrs. Price Butler (Typescripts), 1806-1894 (1 item)
 

Series 3: General Subjects

BoxFolder
111Artwork (4 items)
2Awards & Certificates (4 items)
3Baby Book (1 item)
4Calling Cards (68 items)
5-9Clippings re. Ball Family (5 folders)
10Clippings, re. Joel Chandler Harris (27 items)
11Clippings, Miscellaneous (4 items)
12-18Clippings, re. Shivers Family (7 folders)
BoxFolder
121-2Pictures, Identified (2 folders)
3-6Empty Envelopes (4 folders)
7Gasoline Ration Stamps (7 items)
8Gift List (1 item)
9Membership Cards, etc. (19 items)
10Miscellaneous, Notes, etc. (18 items)
11re. Oconee Spring Property (2 items)
12Funeral Registers (2 items)
13Pictures, Unidentified (26 items)
BoxFolder
131Printed Material, Miscellaneous (30 items)
2Printed Material, Programs, 1920's (14 items)
3Printed Material, Programs, 1930's (3 items)
4Printed Material, Programs, 1940's (12 items)
5Printed Material, Programs, 1950's (26 items)
6Printed Material, Programs, 1960's' & 1970' (4 items)
7Printed, Programs, n.d. (3 items)
8Printed Material, re. World War I (6 items)
9Printed Material, Writings (15 items)
10Receipts, 1922-1950, n.d. (15 items)
11Remembrance Book (1 item)
12School Papers, re. Donald Ball (2 items)
13-14School Papers, re. Milner Ball (2 folders)
15School Papers, re. Lou Barksdale (1 item)
16School Papers, re. Lucy Shivers (3 items)
BoxFolder
141-5Scrapbooks (5)
6Writings (11 items)
OS Folder
2BBroadside of Tugalo Association's Encampment at Toccoa Falls, July 27 to 31
Photograph of Dr. B. W. Hunt.