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William David Ball papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 704

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1920-1965


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the William David Ball papers
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA