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Consists of the correspondence, family papers, and items collected by George Alexander Ball, 1862-1955, his wife, Frances Emily (Woodworth) Ball, 1872-1958, and their daughter, Elisabeth Woodworth Ball, 1897-1982, of the Ball glass manufacturing family of Muncie, Indiana. The correspondence covers various activities including the Ball family's contribution to World War I war orphans in Europe and…

An exhibition catalogue featuring items from the Elisabeth Ball collection of historical children’s materials. In addition to a wide range of books and manuscripts covering topics such as science, technology, history, geography, travel, and religion, the exhibition includes storybooks, poetry, fairy tales, cries, chapbooks, nursery rhymes, games, and toys. Long recognized as one of the finest…

Justin G. Schiller’s account of his week at the former home of Elisabeth Ball, in Muncie, Indiana, where he and Dennis David organized the appraisal of Elisabeth Ball’s collection of children’s literature shortly before its arrival at the Lilly Library. The account includes details of the discovery of the Jane Johnson papers.

This catalogue describes an exhibition of children’s books published by William Darton and his sons, Samuel of Gracechurch Street and William and Thomas of Holburn Hill, during the period between 1787, when William Darton published his first book, to the late 1830s. Darton and his sons published works that expressed the ideals propagated by the Society of Friends, in which they served as active…