William David Ball papers, 1920-1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Ball, William David, 1885-
William David Ball papers
1920-1965 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 704
William David Ball (1885 - ?) was a writer of short stories and photoplays and edited a book regarding markets and methods for writers. The collection (1920-1965) contains manuscripts of short stories and articles, correspondence, and memorabilia.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

William David Ball (1885 - ?) was born in Denver, Colorado and educated at the University of Denver. He became a writer of short stories, photoplays, and edited the book, Writers Markets and Methods. He also served as president of the Palmer Institute of Authorship.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1920-1965) contains manuscripts of short stories, organized by titled, and material includes drafts and edits. The collection also contains personal memorabilia such as certificates from the Marine Corps and for teaching.

Correspondence includes a series of letters written in 1925, when Ball was in New York, working on the story line for the motion picture, Flaming Youth.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William David Ball papers, Ax 704, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Motion picture scripts
  • Short stories
  • Short stories, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Ball, William David, 1885-
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication