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William Bentley Ball

An inventory of the William Bentley Ball Papers at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The Catholic University of America, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives
Creator: William Bentley Ball, 1916-1999
Title: The William Bentley Ball Papers
Dates: 1712(1922-1999)2012
Extent: 19 linear feet; 18 boxes
Abstract: The William Bentley Ball Papers contain publications, correspondence, research material, personal effects, and photographs largely documenting his law career and his cases before the supreme court.
Collection Number: ACUA 414
Language: English

Biographical Note

William Bentley Ball was born October 6, 1916 in Rochester, New York, although his family soon moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He then attended Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University), where he served as the President of the Young Americanist League, opposing communist, fascist, socialist groups. Following his graduation, Ball served in the 107th Cavalry Regiment of the Ohio National Guard, as well as joining the US Navy when the United States entered World War II, serving aboard the USS Quincy. By the time he left the navy at the end of the war, Ball had reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Following the end of WWII, Ball began studying law at the University of Notre Dame, where he served as an editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and as German instructor. Following school Ball began to practice corporate law for W. R. Grace Co. and Pfizer Drug Co.. He left the practice in 1955 to teach constitutional law at Villanova University. In 1960, Ball left the university to begin serving as general counsel for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, the public policy wing of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. In addition he founded his own law practice; Ball, Skelly, Murren, and Connell, with which he was affiliated with for the rest of his life. Ball was called to PCC due to his strong Catholic faith and his expertise and passion about the 1st Amendment and Church-State Relations. In 1967, Ball worked on his first Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia, entering a brief on behalf of 25 Catholic bishops on the unconstitutionality of anti-miscegenation laws. Ball was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court in 1969 and, in all, Ball argued 9 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court: Lemon v. Kurtzman, Wisconsin v. Yoder, Sloan v. Lemon, Meek v. Pittenger, California v. Grace Brethren Church, Bob Jones University v. United States, Ohio Civil Rights Commission v. Dayton Christian Schools, and Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District. He had a win/loss margin in these cases of 5/3. Ball additionally assisted with 25 others Supreme Court cases; as well as giving his testimony during the debate of numerous state and federal bills concerning the 1st Amendment.

The Supreme Court case that brought Ball to the national forefront was the State of Wisconsin v. Jonas Yoder, Wallace Miller, and Adin Yutzy. In 1972, the Yoder, Miller, and Yutzy families were members of the Wisconsin Amish community, who wanted their children to stop attending New Glarus High School in the New Glarus, Wisconsin; following their completion of the 8th grade. The Amish believe that high school or college education is against their religion, and that further education is unnecessary for their life and harmful to their beliefs. This view led to conflict with state and national compulsory education laws, leading to the families being fined by the county, after which they appealed to the state Supreme Court. After the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Amish families, the case was brought to the supreme court. Ball successfully argued that to force Amish children to go to school past the 8th grade was a violation of their religious beliefs.

Ball’s actions during the Yoder case propelled him to the forefront of Church-State issues, writing over 200 articles and books on the subject. In 1974, Ball visited the Vatican where he was made a knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great for his services to the Catholic Church and faith. In 1986, following the ascension of William Rehnquist to Chief Justice, William Ball was one of many considered for the Associate Justice seat that went to Antonin Scalia. When not practicing law, Ball would teach and serve as a guest lecturer and commencement speaker throughout the country, receiving seven honorary degrees from various institutions.

Ball’s final case before the Supreme Court was the 1993 case of Zobrest ET AL. v. Catalina Foothills School District. James Zobrest was an Arizonan teen deaf since birth, who had been educated up until 8th grade at public schools, where he was provided a sign-language interpreter by the school board. However when he began to attend a Catholic high school, the district refuse to continue supplying a translator. Ball challenged the proposal, saying that it was a violation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, winning the case.

In his later years, Ball continued to write articles and give addresses on the 1st Amendment and the Separation of Church and State. He died January 10th, 1999 after a short illness.

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Scope and Contents

The William Bentley Ball Papers contain publications, case files, correspondence, personal effects, and photographs largely documenting his legal career arguing 1st Amendment cases before the Supreme Court, as well as his support for various bills dealing with the 1st Amendment, religious education, and other issues.

Series 1 (Box 1) focuses on William Ball’s personal life, containing bibliographic information. This includes awards, correspondence, obituaries, photos, and information on his service in the navy. The range of these items is from 1922-2007.

Series 2 (Boxes 2-5) contains legal documents pertaining to Ball’s career arguing before the Supreme Court. This includes briefs and notes dealing with the 9 cases he himself argued: Lemon v. Kurtzman, Wisconsin v. Yoder, Sloan v. Lemon, Meek v. Pittenger, California v. Grace Brethren Church, Bob Jones University v. United States, Ohio Civil Rights Commission v. Dayton Christian Schools, and Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District. In addition, we have information on 25 other Supreme Court cases that Ball aided with, as well as statements, opinions, and petitions dealing with smaller legal cases and bills. These cases span the length of Ball’s legal career from 1958-1997.

Series 3 (Boxes 6-11) is the largest series in the collection, contain the various publications written by Ball or associated with him. Subseries 3.1 (Boxes 6-8) contains almost an entire catalogue of all the writings of William Bentley Ball, including articles, addresses, reviews, and books, spanning from 1938-1999. Subseries 3.2 (Box 9) contains articles written about Ball and his legal cases, including reviews of his books, spanning from 1963-2002. Subseries 3.3 (Box 10) contains fascist, communist, and socialist publications and articles, collected by Ball during his involvement in the Young Americanists League in the 1930s-1940s. Subseries 3.4 (Box 11) contains miscellaneous publications, primarily consisting of books relating to his field and works from his personal library. These works span from 1712-2011.

Series 4 (Boxes 12-14) consists of ephemera, most of which were items from Ball’s office. This includes photographs, awards, and lithographs; as well as medals and other items obtained by Ball during his military service. Items in the collection are from 1940-2012.

Series 5 (Box 15) contains audiovisual material relating to Ball, primarily recordings of interviews and court cases. Recorded on compact cassettes, VHS cassette, and DVDs, and all date from the 1990s.

Series 6 (Boxes 16-18) contains oversized documents. Box 16 contains diplomas and oversized papers. Box 17 contains framed photographs and awards. Box 18 contains oversized extremist literature.

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Arrangement

The William Bentley Ball Papers consists of six series:







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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Virginia Duncan (daughter) and Faith and Action, DC in 2017.

Processing Information

Processing completed in August 2017 by Austin Arminio. EAD markup completed in September 2017 by Austin Arminio.

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Related Material

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives:

William Frederick Montavon

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of the General Secretary

Thomas More Society of America

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of the General Secretary

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops General Counsel/Legal Department

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Ball, Bill
Ball, William
Ball, William Bentley

Organizations:
Faith and Action, DC
William Bentley Ball Memorial Archive

Family Names:
Ball Family

Places:
Washington (D.C.)

Subjects:
First Amendment
Law
Politics
Publishing
Religious Education
Supreme Court


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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Personal Documents and Biography, 1922-2007, Undated (1 boxes)
This series consists largely of materials relating to Ball's personal life, containing awards, biographical documents, correspondence, and photos.
Folders are arranged alphabetically
Box Folder
1 1 Awards 1995-2007
  2 Background Information Undated
  3 Background Statements 1990s
  4 Correspondence - Anticommunist 1937-1952, Undated
  5 Correspondence - Archbishop William H. Keller 1994
  6 Correspondence - Alan Keyes 1996
  7 Correspondence - James J. Kilpatrick 1979
  8 Correspondence - Dennis E. Leh 1979
  9 Correspondence - William Pass 1999
  10 Correspondence - Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. 1980
  11 Correspondence - Ronald Reagan 1981-1984
  12 Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great 1955,1975
  13 Eucharistic Congress 1976
  14 Fellowship of Catholic Scholars 1994
  15 Fidelis Award Gala, St. Thomas Moore Society 2006
  16 Funeral 1999
  17 General Biography 1955-1984, Undated
  18 High School and Law School 1922-1940
  19 In Memoriam: Dr. William Bentley Ball, Dickinson Law Review 1998
  20 International Catholic University Biography Undated
  21 Law Degree Commencement Exercise, Notre Dame University 1948
  22 List of Articles, Books, and Speeches 1999
  23 Obituaries 1999
  24 Papal Visit 1979
  25-26 Photographs Undated
  27 Poems and Sketches Undated
  28 Postcard Undated
  29 A Prayer to St. Jude Undated
  30 Proclamation of Doctor of Letters at Philadelphia Theological Seminary of St. Charles Borromeo Undated
  31 St. Thomas Moore Society of Pennsylvania's Fidelis Award 2006
  32 Supreme Court Flash Cards Undated
  33 Who's Who in America 1997
  34 World War II Service 1943,1994
  35 Vatican II c.1965
                       
Series 2: Cases and Laws 1958-1997, Undated. (4 boxes)
This series contains material related to William Bentley Ball's court cases and work on the passage of laws. In addition to court briefs, this includes Amicus Curiae, opinions, petitions, statements, testimonies, and witness lists.
The folders are then arranged alphabetically by folder heading
Box Folder
2 1 Adoption of Patty Ann, Margaret, and Susan Brandl 1973
  2 Alabama v. Marshall 1980
  3 Amicus Curiae - On Behalf of the Roman Catholic Dioceses on Massachusetts on Request of the Senate for Advisory Opinion Relating to Senate Document No.1278 1970
  4 Baehr v. Miike c. 1990s
  5 Bear v. Reformed Mennonite Church 1974
  6-7 Bethel Baptist Church v. United States 1985-1987
  8 Bob Jones University v. United States 1980
  9 Bob Jones University v. United States 1981
  10 Bob Jones University v. United States - Transcript 1982
  11 Caulfield v. Hirsch 1977
  12 Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew v. Barwick 1986
  13 City of Boerne v. Flores 1996
  14 Clarksdale Baptist Church v. Green 1981-1983
  15 Corpus Christi People's Baptist Church v. Texas 1984
  16 Damascus Community Church v. Clackamas County 1980
  17 Fair Bus Bill - Background 1965
  18 Federal Laws and Regulations Concerning Sex Discrimination in Educational Institutions 1972
  19 Grace Brethren Church v. United States 1979
  20 Grace Brethren Church v. United States 1980
  21 Grace Brethren Church v. United States 1980-1981
  22 Green v. Regan 1982
  23-24 Grutka v. Clifford 1983
  25 Harris v. McRae 1979
  26 Hinton v. Kentucky State Board of Education 1978
  27 Hobolth v. Greenway - In Defense of Children Appellant 1973
  28 Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. 1967
  29 Kaufman v. McCrory Stories Div. of McCrory Corp 1985
  30 Kentucky State Board of Education v. Rudasill 1980
  31 Kovrak v. Ginsburg 1958
Box Folder
3 1-7 Lemon v. Kurtzman 1969-1972
  8 Lemon v. Kurtzman - Oral Arguments 1972
  9 Lemon v. Kurtzman - Argument Notes 1971
  10 Lemon v. Kurtzman 1972-1973
  11-12 Lemon v. Kurtzman - Transcript 1969
  13 Lemon v. Kurtzman - Oral Argument 1970-1973
  14 Lemon v. Kurtzman 1970
  15 Loving v. Virginia 1966
  16 Manning v. National Labor Relations Board 1976
  17 Massachusetts Anti-Aid Amendment Undated
  18 McCormick v. Hirsch 1978
  19 Meek v. Pittenger 1975
  20 Meek v. Pittenger 1973-1975
  21 Meek v. Pittenger - Correspondence 1974-1979
  22 Moore v. Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey 1980
Box Folder
4 1 National Labor Relations Board v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago 1977
  2 New Jersey-Philadelphia Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church v. New Jersey State Board of Education 1984
  3-4 North Carolina v. Fayetteville Street Christina School 1979
  5 Ohio v. Chowning 1974
  6-7 Ohio Civil Rights Commission v. Dayton Christian Schools Inc. 1985
  8 Ohio Civil Rights Commission v. Dayton Christian Schools Inc. 1985-1986
  9 Ohio Civil Rights Commission v. Dayton Christian Schools Inc. 1986
  10 Ohio Civil Rights Commission v. Dayton Christian Schools Inc. - Court Transcript 1986
  11 Ohio v. Whisner 1982
  12 Opinion - New England Catholic Education Center on State Aid to Education in Religiously Affiliated Schools in Massachusetts: Constitutional Considerations, Recommendations for Legislation 1969
  13 Petition and Rule to Set Aside Voluntary Relinquishment Decree of Robert M. Hildenbrand and Helen M. Hildenbrand 1961
  14-15 Reilley (Lucy Marie) v. Reilley (Bernard J.) 1972
  16 Resolution No. 123 - Public Aid and Non-Public Schools Undated
  17 Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises Inc. v. Texas 1977
  18 Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises Inc. v. Texas 1980
  19 Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises Inc. v. Texas 1979-1982
  20 St. Martin Lutheran Church v. South Dakota 1979-1980
  21 Sanders v. Johnson 1970
  22 Sheridan Road Baptist Church v. Michigan Department of Education 1982-1988
  23 Sheridan Road Baptist Church v. Michigan Department of Education - Trial Notes 1982
  24 Sloan v. Lemon 1973
  25 Statement - For Association of Christian Schools International before Subcommittee on Human Resources of the House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Unemployment Insurance Reform 1997
  26 Statement - Hearing before House Committee on the Judiciary on Proposed School Prayer and Bible Reading Amendments to the Constitution 1964
  27 Statement - H.R. 9332 - "Tuition Tax Credit Act" at Hearings Before House Committee on Ways and Means 1978
  28 Statement - Presentation Before the Subcommittee on Foreign Aid Expenditures of the Senate Subcommittee on Government Operations 1965
  29 Statement - Senate Bill 550, Tuition Tax Credit at Hearings Before Subcommittee on Taxation of the Senate Finance Committee 1981
  30 The Supreme Court Decision on Parochiaid 1971
Box Folder
5 1 Testimony - Constitutionality of House Bill 2170 before House Committee on Basic Education 1968
  2 Testimony - Hearing Before Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources on Governance in Education 1983
  3 Testimony - Hearings on Pennsylvania Public Child Welfare 1963
  4 Testimony - IRS Procedures for Tax-Exempt Private Schools 1979
  5 Testimony - Myra K. Wolfgang before the Michigan Senate Committee on the Judiciary 1972
  6 Testimony - National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom at a public hearing on proposed revenue procedure for private schools 1978
  7 Testimony - Senate Finance Committee 1983
  8 Testimony - Subcommittee on the Constitution House Committee on the Judiciary 1995
  9 United States v. Lee 1980
  10 Vermont v. LaBarge 1975
  11 Vernon v. City of Los Angeles 1992-1993
  12 Vernon v. City of Los Angeles 1994
  13 Virginia v. Eberly 1970
  14-15 Wallacee v. Jafree 1983
  16 Webster v. Reproductive Health Services 1989
  17 Wisconsin v. Yoder - Amish Pupil Achievement 1969
  18 Wisconsin v. Yoder - Appellate Brief 1970
  19 Wisconsin v. Yoder - Case Summary 1969
  20 Wisconsin v. Yoder - Correspondence 1969
  21 Wisconsin v. Yoder - Mennonites 1970-1978
  22-24 Wisconsin v. Yoder - Newspaper Clippings 1968-1973
  25 Witness List - Hearing Regarding Issues in Religious Liberty Before the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution 1984
  26 Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District 1992
                       
Series 3: Publications, 1712,(1919-1999, 2011, Undated. (6 boxes)
This series contains material related to publications in William Bentley Ball's collection written by him, about him, or relating to his research. Correspondence is divided into four subseries. Subseries 3.1 contains publications by William Bentley Ball in journals, magazines, and books, as well as speeches and addresses made by him. Subseries 3.2 contains articles written about him and his work, including book reviews. Subseries 3.3 contains publications relating to fascist, communist, and socialist groups compiled by Ball in the 1930s and 1940s. Subseries 3.4 contains miscellaneous publications in Ball's collection.
The folders are then arranged alphabetically by folder heading
Sub-Series 3.1: Ball Publications 1938-1999, undated (3 Boxes)
 
Box Folder
6 1 “The 200th Anniversary: A Missing Dimension”, Christian Legal Society Quarterly 1987
  2 “Abortion and Religious Liberty: A Noble Compromise”, Crisis 1992
  3 “Accountability: A View from the Trail Courtroom”, The George Washington Law Review 1992
  4 “Acceptance of Federal Surplus Equipment Constitutes Federal Financial Assistance” undated
  5 “Allen and Flast: The School Aid Decisions”, Commonweal 1968
  6 “The American Horizon: What Fears? What Hopes!” 1985
        Address to graduating class of Messiah College
  7 “The American Way of Death and Taxes New Trends and Old Problems”, National Catholic Cemetery Conference 1963
  8 The Amish Contributions to Religious Freedom 1993
  9 Annual Convention of Catholic Educational Association of Pennsylvania Address 1967
  10 “Another Gay Nineties”, Crisis 1995
  11 “Assessing freedom of religion in America, 1987”, Our Sunday Visitor 1987
  12-13 Assignment for Opening Class of Religious Liberty Seminar 1987
  14 “The basic unit in church-state relations”, Catholic Reporter 1963
  15 “The Bob Jones Case”, The Assault on Religion 1984
  16 “Bork: Unasked Questions, Needed Answers” 1987
        Sent to Crisis, unpublished
  17 “Breaking the Public Schools’ Monopoly”, Crisis 1998
  18 “Bureaucracy Versus Religion: The Growing Threat”, The Journal of Adventist Education 1979
  19 “The Byzantine World of Religious Jurisprudence”, First Things 1996
  20 “Catholic and Jew in a Pluralistic Society”, Encounter: A Catholic-Jewish Confrontation 1964
  21 “Catholics and Pluralism” 1963
        Address at Encounter: A Catholic-Jewish Confrontation
  22 “Censorship and Obscenity: A Panel Discussion”, Dickinson Law Review 1962
  23 “Challenges to Our Education System” undated
  24 “A Chance to Untangle the Law”, Crisis 1994
  25 “Christian Schools and the Courts: What About the Judges?” The Teacher’s Bookshelf 1981
  26 “Choice and Constitutional Questions”, Content, Character and Choice in Schooling 1986
  27 “Choice critics miss key point: Voucher money goes to parents”, The Patriot News 1995
  28 “Church-Sponsored Higher Education in the United States”, Educational Record 1967
  29 “The Church-State Game: A Symposium on Kiryas Joel”, First Things 1994
  30 “Church and State”, Commonweal 1964
  31 “Church and State: The Absolutist Crusade”, Saturday Review 1967
  32 “Church and State: A Changing Scene”, Seattle University Magazine 1969
  33 “Church and State: Separate But Cooperative” 1958
        Address to the Archdiocesan Catholic Lawyers Guild of Newark
  34 “Church and State in Pennsylvania” 1963
        Address to St. Thomas More Society
  35 “Church-State Relations: Problems and Prospects” 1962
        Address to Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Men
  36 “The Closing of the American Courts”, A Society in Peril 1989
  37 Commencement Address at St. Francis College 1966
  38 Conference on Child Socialization in Minority Cultures 1968
  39 Conference on the Role of Religion in Public Education 1966
  40 “A Constitutional Fault the Size of the San Andreas”, Los Angeles Times 1990
  41 Constitutional Protection of Christian Schools 1981
  42 “Constitutionality of Federal Aid to Education” 1961
        Address to Diocesan Council of Catholic Men of Toledo
  43 “The Continuing Debate About Censorship”, The Catholic World 1960
  44 “The Court and Birth Control” Commonweal 1965
  45 “Courting the Archbishop”, Crisis 1989
  46 “The Crèche-Menorah Case: Limiting Religious Freedom”, The World and I 1989
  47 “A Culture Indicted”, National Law Association Review 1997
  48 “The Current Battle for Religious Liberty and How it Affects You”, Christian World Affairs Conference 1986
  49 “Curran, Dissent, and Rome”, Catholicism in Crisis 1986
  50 Dauphin County Bar Association Statement 1991
  51 Debate with Paul Blanchard, Pennsylvania State University 1963
  52 Debate with Leo Pfeffer, Harvard University 1963
  53 “The Declaration of Independence: An Absentee’s Response to a Paper Unstudied” 1998
  54 “The Declaration of Independence: Footnote to the CEBA Statement” 1996
  55 “The dialogue updated”, The Catholic Reporter 1963
  56 “”Diversity”: A Case Study”, The University Bookman 1992
  57 “Do We Still Have Rule of Law?” 1994
        Address to the Annual Red Mass at The Cathedral, Corpus Christi
  58 “Does the Bill of Rights Still Protect Religious Liberty?” Christian Allies in a Secular Age 1987
  59 “Economic Freedom of Parental Choice in Education: The Pennsylvania Constitution”, Dickinson Law Review 1997
  60 Education Debate Summary, Public Television for South Central Pennsylvania 1968
  61 “Educational Freedom ‘Drowning in Government’”, Human Events 1979
  62 “Education Law - Public and Private” 1987
  63 “The Effect of Current Judicial Decisions on the Place of Catholics in the Life of the Country” 1992
        Address at Wethersfield Institute Conference
  64 “Emerging Challenges of the School Aid Question” 1961
  65 The Equal Rights Amendment undated
  66 “An Examination of the Church-State Issues in Federal Aid to Education”, Wilson Library Bulletin 1967
  67 “An External Perspective: The Constitutional Freedom to be Anabaptist”, Brethren Life and Thought 1988
  68 “Faith and Freedom”, Crisis 1987
  69 “False Assumptions on Voucher Programs and the Law”, Education Week 1992
  70 “Family Freedom in Education”, The Human Life Review 1980
  71 “Federal Aid and Freedom”, Commonweal 1962
  72 “First Freedom”, Crisis 1998
  73 “First Monday Blues”, Crisis 1995
  74 First Things Opinions and Reviews 1992-1997
  75 “The Forbidden Prayer”, Commonweal 1962
  76 “For Lawyers: A Reflection on Truth”, National Law Association Review undated
  77 Franciscan University of Steubenville Address 1995
  78 “Freedom for Higher Education: Some Thoughts on Litigation” 1982
  79 “Freedom of Religion, The American Constitution and the Catholic Church”, Church and State in America: Catholic Questions 1991
  80 “Fundamentalists’ Conduct in Court: Hopes and Concerns”, Fundamentalist Journal 1983
  81 General Body of Bishops Address, North American College 1965
  82 “God and Sex at Yale”, Crisis 1998
  83 “God in Education”, The Catholic World 1966
  84 “God Save This Honorable Court”, Crisis 1992
  85 “Good News and Bad”, Crisis 1997
  86 “Government as Big Brother to Religious Bodies”, Government Intervention in Religious Affairs 1982
  87 “Government Birth Control: Reply to George M. Sirilla”, The Catholic Lawyer 1966
  88 “Government Control of Private Education”, The Catholic Lawyer 1980
  89 “The Great Question of the Age: Can Justice be Done Without God?” 1995
        Address at Christian Legal Society
  90 “Help the Amish Join the Ecumenical Movement”, Liberty 1970
  91 “High Court Goes Cold on Religious Liberty”, Los Angeles Times 1990
  92 “A High School Senior Looks At the State Aid Problems”, Catholic University Bulletin 1935
  93 “Him, not hymn”, Homiletic and Pastoral Review 1997
  94 “Hope for America: The Christian School Movement”, Christian School Comment undated
  95 “Housing and the Negro: New Life for the Thirteenth Amendment”, America 1968
  96 “How to be a Loyal Citizen When Government is Subversive.” 1977-1981
  97 “How to respond to the charge that to ban abortion is to “legislate religious ethics””, The Patriot News 1989
  98 “The Impeachment of America”, Crisis 1999
  99 Implications of Supreme Court Decisions for Contemporary Church-State Problems 1963
  100 In Search of a National Morality: A Manifesto for Evangelicals and Catholics 1992
  101 Introduction to book by Dr. Whitehead 1987
  102 “IRS vs. Private Schools” undated
  103 “IRS would tax the spirit of religious freedom”, The Evening News 1978
  104 “Is Religious Freedom in Peril Today?” 1989
  105 “Jefferson’s real view of religion and schools”, The Catholic Reporter 1964
  106 “A Jew in Christian America”, The Catholic World 1966
  107 “Jewish-Christian Relationships”, Sheed and Ward's Own Trumpet 1966
  108 “The Johnson Education Bill”, Commonweal 1965
  109 “Justice Brennan Lives”, First Things 1998
  110 “Justice in Federal Aid After Vatican II”, Catholic Mind 1966
  111 Keynote Address on Family, State, and Education, Oral Roberts University 1981
Box Folder
7 1 “Law and Religion in America”, Catholic Mind 1970
  2 “Law and Religion in America: The New Picture”, The Catholic Lawyer 1970
  3 “Law and the Educational Mission of Christianity”, Theology, News and Notes 1980
  4 “Legacy”, Fundamentalist Journal 1987
  5 “Legal Aspects of Obscene Literature” 1960
  6 “The Legal Case for Federal Aid to Education”, Ave Maria National Catholic Weekly 1962
  7 “Legal Challenge, Legal Response at the State Level” 1963
  8 “Legal Questions Involved”, What About Pennsylvania’s Family Planning Program? 1966
  9 “”Legal” Religion in the Schools”, The Catholic World 1963
  10 “Liberty and Judicial Lies” 1998
        Address to the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Archdiocese of Boston
  11 “Life, Death, and the Law”, The Catholic World 1961
  12 “Litigation in Education: In Defense of Freedom” 1977
  13 “Maligned Justice”, Crisis 1997
  14 “Meditating Structures and Constitutional Liberty”, Worldview 1978
  15 Memorandum of Law: Authorization, Under Economic Opportunity for Expenditure of Public Funds to Support Birth Control Programs 1966
  16 Mere Creatures of the State? 1994
  17 Mere Creatures of the State? 1996
        Address
  18 Monsignor Kelly: Advocate of Educational Freedom 1991
  19 “Mr. Kennedy and the Dialogue” 1963
        Address at Immaculata College
  20 “The National Heartbeat”, Crisis 1997
  21 “Natural Law, The Power of Courts, and the Strange Case of Annie Stumpf”, Catholic Social Science Review 1997
  22 “New Challenges in Education” 1967
        Address to Catholic Laymen’s Educational Association Annual Banquet
  23 “A New Era for Public and Private Schools”, The Catholic World 1965
  24 “The New Perils to Religious Liberty”, Pastoral Renewal 1986
  25 “A New Public Policy Aspect of Abortion Law and Liberalization” 1967
  26 “No Mere Creatures”, The Catholic World Report 1995
  27 “Not All My Books’ Enemies Are My Enemies”, Voice 1983
  28 Notes – Catholic Forum 1962
  29 Notes – Constitutional Foundations for Aid 1969
  30 Notes – Crisis and Constitutionality 1968
  31 Notes – The Legal Status of the Child of Religious Dissent Groups undated
  32 Notes - Miscellaneous undated
  33 Notes- Speech on Public Aid to Catholic Schools 1960
  34 Notes - Vatican Speech undated
  35 Nursery Rhymes for a Country Club Retiree undated
  36 “OBE: Outcome-Biased Education?” Crisis 1996
  37 “The O’Connor Supreme Court Nomination, A Constitutional Lawyer Comments” 1981
  38 “Of schema, hotheads, theology, and smoke”, Catholic Minds 1963
  39 “On Becoming a Vegetable”, Christian Legal Society Quarterly 1985
  40 “One Student’s Struggle”, Christian Legal Society Quarterly 1993
  41 “On Hoping to Be, Being, and Having Been”, Texas Tech Law Review 1996
  42 “The Oregon Trail”, Crisis 1999
  43 “Open Secrets”, Crisis 1998
  44 “Opting Out of Reading Class in Tennessee”, Education Week 1986
  45 “Our Cultural War: Suffering and Rejoicing” 1993
        Address to Graduating Class of Lancaster Bible College
  46 “Parental Rights in Schooling”, A Blueprint for Education Reform 1984
  47 “The Pennsylvania Compromise”, America 1968
  48 Pennsylvania Conference on Church and State 1965
  49 “Pennsylvania’s Conscience Act: Defending The Right Not to Kill Against A Bogus “Right of Privacy”” 1976
        Address before Pennsylvania Conference of Catholic Healthcare Facilities
  50 “Pierce: The Dramatis Personae Live On” Freedom and Education: Pierce v. Society of Sisters Reconsidered 1978
  51 “Population Control: Civic and Constitutional Concerns” Religion and the Public Order 1968
  52 “Pornography in the Mainstream”, Crisis 1998
  53 “The Practice of Religious Liberty”, The Catholic World 1965
  54 “The Prayer Amendments: A Catholic Lawyer’s View”, Catholic World 1964
  55 “The Prayer Decision”, Catholic Mind 1962
  56 “Prayer in Public Schools”, Crisis 1995
  57 “Preserving America’s Educational Freedom” Public Policy Education Fund, Inc. 1984
  58 “Preserving Traditional Values,” Fundamentalist Journal 1987
  59 “The Priesthood in a Time of Civil Secularism”, Dimension 1972
  60 “Protestants on Church-State”, Commonweal 1964
  61 “Public Assistance and Private Rights: A Question for Pennsylvanians” undated
  62 “Public Schools, 1-Disabled Children, 0”, Crisis 1998
  63 “Purchase of Care: The Law and Social Need” 1963
        Remarks at Eastern Regional Conference, Child Welfare League of America
  64 Reflections on the North Carolina Fundamentalist Fight 1980
  65 Religion and the Supreme Court”, Commonweal 1962
  66 “Religion in Education: A Basis for Consensus”, America 1963
  67 “Religion and Public Education: The Post-Schempp Years”, Religion and Public Education 1967
  68 “Religion and the Law” Ave Maria National Catholic Weekly 1962
  69 “The Religion Clauses of the Pennsylvania Constitution”, Widener Journal of Public Law 1994
  70 “Religious and Educational Freedom in Alabama: Present Law and New Proposals” 1985
  71 “Religious Freedom and “Compelling State Interest”” 1993
  72 “Religious Freedoms and the Charter of Rights: A Preview from Hindsight” 1984
  73 “Religious Freedom Update: FPR Exclusive Analysis”, Family Protection Report 1986
  74 “Religious Liberty in 1984: Perils and Promises”, Christian Legal Society Quarterly 1984
  75 “Religious Liberty: A Constitutional Question Mark”, The Barrister 1987
  76 Religious Liberty: Four Common Errors 1983
  77 “Religious Liberty in Education”, Journal of Ecumenical Studies 1977
  78 “Religious Liberty in Our Time; what has the Supreme Court Said?” The Freedom of Religion Clauses of the First Amendment, What do they mean today? 1990
  79 Religious Liberty and National Survival”, Faith and Renewal 1993
  80 “Religious Liberty Litigation: Current Issues of Free Exercise and Establishment” 1987
  81 “Religious Liberty: New Issues and Past Decisions”, A Blueprint for Judicial Reform 1981
  82 Remarks at St. Charles Seminary 1994
  83 Reply to “The Publication of the Private School” 1992
  84 “Restore Religious Freedom”, Crisis 1997
  85 “Retreat Not Allowed”, Crisis 1993
  86 “A Roman Catholic Viewpoint”, Public Controls for Nonpublic Schools 1969
Box Folder
8 1 Saint Vincent Red Mass Address 1987
  2 “School Aid and the Community”, Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines Bulletin 1963
  3 “The School Prayer Case – Alternative Solutions”, The Catholic Lawyer 1962
  4 “A Secularist Establishment Anyone?” Crisis 1988
  5 “The Secularization of American Law” 1994
  6 “Separating School and State”, Inquiry 1983
  7 “Shocking the Bloc”, Momentum 1971
  8 Signum Fidei Medal Address, LaSalle College 1965
  9 Skewing the Framers”, Crisis 1996
  10 “Smut Peddlers and the Constitution” 1966
        Address to John Carroll Society
  11 “Some Dangerous Novelties: the Vernon and Rosenberger Cases”, Crisis 1994
  12 “Some Questions” Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly 1971
  13 “State and Subsidiarity”, Crisis 1997
  14 “State Purchase of Educational Service: Something New Under Construction”, The Catholic Educator 1968
  15 “States and Subsidiarity”, Crisis 1997
  16 “Statement in Reply to P. Jacobson”, The Catholic Educator 1965
  17 “Suing for Dogma’s Sake”, Crisis 1997
  18 “The Supreme Court and Higher Education” 1992
        Speech at Westminster Theological Seminary
  19 “The Supreme Court and Unnatural Law” 1995
  20 "The Supreme Court, Last Term", Crisis 1993
  21 “Supreme Court Review: Church/State Jurisprudence”, The Catholic Lawyer 1996
  22 “Swedish Leviathan: Religion and Federal Child-Care Legislation”, The Human Life Review 1989
  23 “Symposium: Law and Social Science – Lawyers and Social Scientists – Guiding the Guides”, Villanova Law Review 1959-1960
  24 Symposium on Conscience and Society 1973
  25 “Tax Breaks for “All-White Schools”?”, U.S. News and World Report 1982
  26 “Taxing the Church”, Crisis 1996
  27 “The Tempting of Robert Bork: What’s a Constitution Without Natural Law?” Crisis 1990
  28 “Threats to Religious Liberties in the Next Decade”, Christianity in Conflict 1986
  29 “To Be or not To Be Religious”, Crisis 1994
  30 “Trends in State Regulation of Religious School”, Whose Values? 1985
  31 “U.S. Church-State Controversy Needs More Reflection and Thought”, The Long Island Catholic 1964
  32 “The Vernon Case” 1993
        Address before Western Center for Law and Religious Freedom
  33 “Viewpoints” 1938
  34 “Voltaire, Where Are You?” Crisis 1994
  35 “Vouchers: The Devil’s Bargain is the Public Schools’ Tax Monopoly, Choice Comments 1993
  36 “Voucher Opponents Have Losing Legal Arguments”, Christian Perspectives 1993
  37 “Voucher Proponents Have Winning Legal Arguments”, Education and Freedom 1993
  38 “We’d Better Hang Together: It’s Time for a New Alliance between Catholics and Evangelicals”, Crisis 1989
  39 “What’s A Constitution Without Natural Law?” The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God: The Ultimate Law 1992
  40 What’s Not Wrong With The Williamsburg Charter 1990
  41 “What is Religion?” The Christian Lawyer 1979
  42 “What is the Meaning of “Religion” in the American Constitution?” 1992
        Address at Thomas Aquinas College
  43 “What is the Role of the Church in Influencing Public Policy?” 1996
  44 “Where Are Our Courts Leading Us?” Ministry 1990
  45 “Why Can’t We Work Together”, Christianity Today 1990
  46 “Why I am Still Catholic” 1998
Sub-Series 3.2: Publications on William Bentley Ball 1963-2003, undated (1 Box)
 
Box Folder
9 1 “2 School Cases Heard by High Court Raise Church-State Issues”, Education Week 1993
  2 Advertisement for Ball Speeches 2002
  3 “Aid to Nonpublic Schools” 1968
  4 “Amish Win”, Liberty Magazine 1972
  5 “And Justice for All?” Christianity Today 1984
  6 Annual Appeal Ave Maria School of Law 2002
  7 “Appeal for Catholics to fight racial discrimination” 1961
  8 “Area Lawyer Champions Religious Rights”, Sunday Pennsylvanian 1981
  9 “Attorney William Ball: Growing government intrusion poses dangers to institutions”, Pittsburgh Catholic 1977
  10 “Ball Challenges N.Y.A Head to Open Debate”, New York Journal-American 1940
  11 “Beyond the Burger Court: Four Supreme Court Candidates Who Could Lead a Judicial Counterrevolution”, The Religion and Society Report 1986
  12 “Big Case” c.1980
  13 “Bill Ball for Constitution” undated
  14 Civil Liberties Lawyer Says Battle for Religious Freedom is Far From Won”, The Christian Science Monitor 1990
  15 “Commencement Watch”, Patriot News 1995
  16 “Comparing Apples and Oranges - A Real Lemon”, Choice Comments 1994
  17 “Conscience Act ‘good legislation’ against ‘bogus right’ to abortion”, Pittsburgh Catholic 1976
  18 CUA Bulletin: A Season for Cardinals 1964
  19 “CV student, parents win latest battle for freedom for thought”, Patriot News 1993
  20 “Dickinson College Graduation”, The Dickenson Lawyer 1995
  21 “A Different Justice: Reagan and the Supreme Court”, Congressional Quarterly 1986
  22 “Distinguished advocate lauded”, The Patriot News undated
  23 “Dr. Dobson Champions Pro-Life Platform Plank”, Republican National Convention for Life Report 1996
  24 “Does Government Funding = Government Control?” Choice Comments 1994
  25 “Evangelicals and Catholics on the Barricades: Review of In Search of a National Morality: A Manifesto for Evangelicals and Catholics”, Crisis 1994
  26 “Fighting for the First Amendment”, Christianity Today undated
  27 “Focus on Your Oath of Office Mr. President”, Bellevue University 2002
  28 “From Two Old Rivals – Agreement”, The Long Island Catholic 1964
  29 “Future of Catholic-Jewish Relations”, Time 1963
  30 “God’s Litigator”, Notre Dame Law Review 1995
  31 “High Court and Religion”, Commonweal 1973
  32 “Highlights from Marshall’s recent travel…” Education Liberator 1996
  33 “IRS Still Harassing Private Schools”, Human Events 1981
  34 “Kentucky Baptists Sue to Bar State From Imposing School Standards”, The New York Times 1978
  35 “The Law and Politics of Religious Freedom: A Revolution in the Making” 1996
  36 “Lawyer Documents Aid Case Bias Charges”, The Catholic Standard and Times 1975
  37 “Lawyer Profile: William B. Ball”, The Pennsylvania Lawyer 1984
  38 Los Angeles Lay Catholic Mission 1997
  39 “Mere Creatures of the State? Education, Religion and the Courts: A View from the Courtroom” 1994-1995
  40 “Mr. Ball vs. Goliath”, National Review 1980
  41 “Not Against School Unions, Priest Says: Intervention Seen as Catholic Issue”, The Sunday Bulletin 1977
  42 “PA Catholic Conference Celebrates 40th Anniversary”, The Catholic Witness 2000
  43 “Past and Present Clash in Wisconsin”, Liberty Magazine 1970
  44 “Pennsylvania Dutch Country” Mainliner 1969
  45 “Pennsylvania’s School Aid Measure”, NCEA Bulletin 1968
  46 “Power of One Award”, Pennsylvania Family Institute 1999
  47 “Religious Freedom in the Classroom”, The Dickinson Lawyer 1988
  48 “Religious Freedom Warrior Continues the Fight”, The Defender 1993
  49 “Religious liberty lawyer to receive honorary degree” undated
  50 “Resources for Law Students”, College Compass.org 2002
  51 “Scholars’ essays address national morality”, The Patriot 1992
  52 “The Sanctuary Decision: A Threat to Religious Liberty?” Christianity Today 1986
  53 Secularism versus Secularity 1994
  54 “Shelton College and State Licensing of Religious Schools: An Educator’s View of the Interface Between the Embellishment and Free Exercise Clauses”, Law and Contemporary Problems 1981
  55 “Stand Fast Against Abortion, Attorney Ball Tells Students”, The Catholic Witness 1993
  56 “Supreme Court To Weigh Church-State Issues Anew”, Education Week 1993
  57 “Taking it to the Supreme Court”, The Evening News 1981
  58 “Teacher-Licensing Case Turned Down”, The Crusader 1987
  59 “Tentative Victories”, National Review 1978
  60 “A Victory for Christian Schools”, Time 1983
  61 Vital Signs Ministries: Tomorrow’s Heroes Today 2002
  62 “We’re Never Going to Paper Over All Our Problems”, San Diego News Notes 1996
  63 “William Ball v. ACLU et al.”, National Review undated
  64 “A Winner”, The Patriot 1983
  65 “Wise Words on Reagan’s Supreme Court Nomination”, The Suburban and Wayne Times 1981
  66 The Yoder Case: Religious Freedom, Education, and Parental Rights 2003
Sub-Series 3.3: Extremist Publications 1930-1944, 1987, undated (1 Box)
 
Box Folder
10 1 The 25th Ward Citizen undated
  2-3 American Youth Congress Clippings 1930-1941
  4 Among Friends 1936
  5 Are These Things So? 1934
  6 The Awakener 1936
  7 Black Mail 1944
        By Henry Hoke
  8 Bewaffneter Aufstand [Armed Insurection] 1933
        By Adolf Ehrt
  9 Bulletin for the Better America Foundation 1932
  10 Contra Komintern 1939
  11 Exchange of Communications Between the President of the United States and the Chancellor of the German Reich 1939
  12 Facts in Review 1939
  13-14 Facts in Review 1940
  15 Facts in Review 1941
  16 German White Book: Documents Concerning the Last Phase of the German-Polish Crisis 1939
  17 Handy Reference Tables Relating to Immigration 1939
  18 How to Organize Mass Meetings 1939
  19 Jews Must Live 1934
        By Samuel Roth
  20 Keep the United States Out of War! 1940
  21 Litvinoff: Foreign Commissar of the U.S.S.R c.1935
  22 Manifesto of the Communist Party 1937
        By Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  23 Mein Kampf 1936
        By Adolf Hitler
  24 Membership card for Workers Ex-Servicemen’s League 1934
        Issued to Felix Lipski
  25 National Sharecroppers Weekly 1940
  26 News in Brief 1938
  27 Party Organizer 1936-1938
  28 Platform of the Communist Party of Illinois for the Election 1936
  29 Polish Acts of Atrocity Against the German Minority in Poland 1940
  30 The Republic Reclaimed 1938
        By Newton Jenkins
  31 The Rulers of Russia 1938
  32 Security of the Home Owner and Farmer 1940
  33 The Talmud Unmasked 1939
        By Rev. Justinas Pranaitis
  34 Wage Labor and Capital 1936
        By Karl Marx
  35 Who Wants War? 1936
  36 Young Americanist League Clippings 1930-1941
Sub-Series 3.4: Miscellaneous Publications dish-2011, undated (1 Box)
 
Box Folder
11 1 About Catholic Schools undated
  2 Anti-Communist and Peace Handouts 1930-1941
  3 A Brief History of First Cleveland Cavalry 1923-1937 1937
  4 Burton Young for Mayor undated
  5 Cardinal Gibbons: Churchman and Citizen 1921
        By Albert E. Smith and Vincent de P. Fitzpatrick
  6 Congressional Record 1951
  7 Current History 1919
  8 Emergency Conference of the United Christian Council for Democracy 1940
  9 Francisco Franco Newspaper Clippings 1975,1988
  10-11 Holmes-Pollock Letters 1996
        In two volumes
  12 Elizabeth Morse newspaper Clippings 1927-1938
  13 “Ins and Outs”, Christian Accent 1977
  14 “Leaving Justice”, The Washington Times 1989
  15 “Lessons from the prophets Orwell and Paul for 1984”,Christian Legal Society Quarterly 1984
  16 Man Nennt Mich Hondo [They Call Me Hondo] 1972
        German edition of novelization of "Hondo". Ball notes in margins
  17 “A Modern Detractor of French Revolution”, The New York Times 1989
  18 National Catholic Welfare Conference on Government and Birth Control 1966
  19 NOW Leader Born Feminist, The New York Times 1987
  20 “An open celebration of immorality, decadence.” The Day 1993
  21 “One Day, TV in the Supreme Court” undated
  22 Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly 1969
  23 Pennsylvania’s Nonpublic Schools – Financial Impact, Public Contribution 1967
  24 The People's War Book and Atlas 1920
  25 Political Cartoon. The Charlotte Observer 1978
  26 Prince of Democracy: James Cardinal Gibbons 1962
  27 “Public Aid to Parochial Schools” 1969
  28 “Rolling Back the “Teacher-State””, Education Liberator 1996
  29 Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man 1836
  30 The Strange Story of C. Clark Hodgson Jr., Esquire and the Reverend Carl McIntire: A Double Metamorphosis, As Told By Reverend Billy Snapdragon undated
  31 The Story of the Constitution 1937
  32 Three Hundred Years of Persistence and Change: Amish Society 1693-1993 1993
  33 Trial by Jury: A Cantata 1712
  34 Alexandra Tolstaya Newspaper Clippings 1963-1979
  35 United States Law Week 1984
  36 Villanova University School of Law 1991
  37 Aubrey W. Williams Biography 2011
  38 Youth Health Institute c.1938
                       
Series 4: Ephemera, 1940-2012, Undated. (3 boxes)
This series contains material related to William Bentley Ball's ephemera. This includes personal items from his office, photos, and awards.
The folders are arranged alphabetically
Box Folder
12 1 Enrollment plaque of William Bentley Ball in Thomas Aquinas College President’s Council 1994
  2 Framed photograph of Ball talking to reporters on the steps of the Supreme Court Building after Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District decision 1993
  3 Framed photograph of Ball with two unknown men undated
  4 National Council of Catholic Men St. Thomas Moore Award 1963
  5 Our Lady of Guadalupe Lithograph undated
  6 World War II Memorabilia 1940-1945, 1995
        Envelope contains WWII 50th Anniversary Sea Service Veterans Pin, Two 107th Armored Cavalry Regiment Pins, a $1 US Naval Officer’s Club Military Chit, Photo of Ball as an Apprentice Seaman in the US Navy, a 2 shilling note from the Crown Colony of Malta, a US Army Cavalry Pin, and a US Navy uniform button.
Box Folder
13 1 1st Place Medal in 75 Years and Above Category at Eagles Mere Grace Run undated
  2 Catholic Press Association Journalism Award 1962
  3 Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Medals undated
  4 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball at press conference undated
  5 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball with Melvin Belli undated
        Signed by Belli
  6 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball in the navy with two unknown men c.1943-1945
  7 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball with his wife and an unknown priest 1975
  8 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball with his wife and an unknown cardinal at the Vatican c.1990s
  9 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball with his wife at event undated
  10 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball with President Ronald Reagan 1980s
        Signed by Reagan
  11 Framed photograph of Governor William Scranton undated
        Signed by Scranton
  12 Laurel crown medal on red ribbon with yellow trim undated
  13 Order of St. Gregory the Great Medal undated
  14 Poverello Medal from the Franciscan University of Steubenville undated
  15 Pewter dish with US Seal undated
Box Folder
14 1 Coasters with images of the US Capitol undated
  2 Commemorative gavel from Villanova School of Law 1957
  3 Elijah Award from Quaqua Society 2005
  4 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball in the Navy c.1943-1945
  5 Framed photograph of William Bentley Ball with Governor Raymond P. Shafer signing a law c.1967-1971
        Signed by Shafer
  6 Framed photograph of unknown woman undated
  7 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities from King’s College 1984
  8 Hourglass from the National Center for State Courts undated
  9 Library of William B. Ball Seal Embosser undated
  10 Medal Stand undated
  11 Model of the Statue of Freedom undated
  12 Model of the USS Quincy (CA-71) undated
  13 Pencil Holder undated
        Contains American flag pin, crucifix, letter opener, and six pens
  14 William Bentley Ball Memorial Archive Plaque 2012
  15 USA Stick Flag undated
                       
Series 5: Audiovisual, 1940-2012, Undated. (1 boxes)
This series contains audiovisual materials relating to William Bentley Ball, such as interviews and legal cases.
The folders are arranged alphabetically
Box Folder
15 1 A Judeo-Christian View of How to Turn Our Nation Around. Part V Religious Liberty and Responsible Education undated
        On VHS
  2 Religious Liberty in the United States 1998
        On VHS
  3 Wander Forum 1995
        On cassette
  4 Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District 1992
        On DVD
                       
Series 6: Oversize Materials, 1925-1999, undated
This series consists of oversized items from the collection. This includes awards, photos, and oversized extremist publications.
Box Folder
16 1 Honorary Juris Doctor from Saint Francis University 1965
  2 Nehemiah Chapter 8, "The Law is Read" undated
  3 Resolution Adopted by the Christian Legal Society Board of Directors establishing the William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Liberty Defense 1999
  4 Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Law License 1958
  5 Album of photos and articles relating to Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District 1989-1993
        Given to Ball by the Zobrest family
Box Folder
17 1 Certificate of Satisfactory Service from the US Navy 1946
  2 Citation of Commendation from Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia 1965
  3 Diploma of entry into the Order of Saint Gregory the Great 1974
  4 Framed Photo of USS Quincy bombarded during the Invasion of Southern France 1944
  5 Framed Photo of USS Quincy under fire at Cherbourg 1944
  6 Honorary Law Degree from The Catholic University of America 1964
  7 Merit Award from The National Catholic Educational Association 1970
  8 Pierce v. Society of Sisters – Letter from Rev. John M. Gannon to Bishop Edward J. Hanna 1925
Box Folder
18 1 Der Weltbolschewismus [The World's Bolshevism] 1938
  2 The Fight 1939
  3 “Research Expert, a Russian Native, aids Silver Shirts” undated
  4 Social Justice December 19th 1938 - February 21st 1941
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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Documents and Biography, 1922-2007, Undated

Series 2: Cases and Laws 1958-1997, Undated.

Series 3: Publications, 1712,(1919-1999, 2011, Undated.

Series 4: Ephemera, 1940-2012, Undated.

Series 5: Audiovisual, 1940-2012, Undated.

Series 6: Oversize Materials, 1925-1999, undated

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