Joan Ball Collection, 1960-2000


Joan Ball

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials from writer and church historian Joan Ball of Sherman, Texas. The collection includes church directories, film negatives of church ministers, two books of Joan Ball's family history (written by Joan Ball), and personal research and writing files. In addition, a photo series of Faoyla Richardson was donated and added to the collection by Joan Ball. An Advanced English Grammar book is also included.

Donor Note

Joan Ball


Arranged in 6 series: Printed Material, Church Directories, Correspondence, Photographs, Miscellaneous, Fayola Richardson Photos

Content List

Box 1: Series I: Printed Material Folder 1: Ball Family History Folder 2: Die Familie Husemann Folder 3: Writings Folder 4 Misc. Research Material Series II: Church Directories Folder 1: Church Directories 1 Travis Street Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (unknown) Western Heights Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (1998) Folder 2: Church Directories 2 Western Heights Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (1993 and 1995) Folder 3: Church Directories 3 Travis Street Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (1989 and unknown) Folder 4: Church Directories 4 Western Heights Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (1997, 1998, and 2006) Walnut Street Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (unknown) Unidentified Directory Folder 5: Church Directories 5 Western Heights Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (2005 and 2007) Park View Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (1977) Grand Avenue Church of Christ, Sherman, Texas (1971, 1975 and 1967 or 68) Series III: Correspondence Folder 1: Correspondence Series IV: Photographs Folder 1: Negatives of Church Ministers Folder 2: Misc. Negatives Folder 3: Misc. Series V: Miscellaneous Folder 1: Miscellaneous-Advertisements Box 2: Series VI: Fayola Richardson Photos (contained in 29 separate folders) Advanced English Grammar


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #162

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Audrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Ball, Joan; Richardson, Fayola


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