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: 1.1 Linear feet 1 document box, 1 half box, 1 card file box
Coll. Number: ms2336

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Donald Ball was a journalist and Associated Press (AP) correspondent during World War II, resided in Milledgeville, Georgia and Brentwood, Tennessee. He 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 includes correspondence, genealogy on the Ball, Barksdale, Shivers families, clippings, printed material, photographs, typed manuscripts of Ball's AP articles, and World War II documents and ephemera. Ball's letters describe problems with food, housing, and clothing; air raids and bomb attacks; other correspondents; Army camp life at the front; the destruction in France and Germany; the liberation of Paris; the black market; and post war living conditions.

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, ms2336, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Newspaper clippings, booklets, correspondence - World War II
2Soldier manual, staff magazine, small AP journals
3Postcards, 1910-1980