University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the W. B. "Jack" Ball Oral History Interview, 1983



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures.
Title: Ball, W. B. "Jack" Oral History Interview
Dates: 1983
Abstract: San Antonio, Texas attorney W. B. "Jack" Ball reminisces about his childhood in Farmersville, Texas at the dawn of the 20th Century and his years at the University of Texas at Austin. Forms part of the Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Accession No.: 88-330
OCLC No.: 948299278
Extent: 1/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a transcript of an oral history interview with San Antonio, Texas attorney W. B. "Jack" Ball in which he reminisces about his childhood in Farmersville at the dawn of the 20th Century and his years at the University of Texas at Austin and the UT Law School from 1915-21 when the campus had fewer than 4,000 students. Among his professors was acclaimed historian Dr. Eugene Barker and among his campus friends was Tom Clark who went on to become the first Texan on the United States Supreme Court. Ball also discusses Texas Freemasonry which he came to lead as the Grand Master of Texas in 1954. The interviewer was Esther G. MacMillan and the interview forms part of the Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ball, W.B. Jack
Barker, Eugene C. (Eugene Campbell), 1874-1956
Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio
Subjects
Marines--United States
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Farmersville (Tex.)

Related Material

Forms part of the Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. B. "Jack" Ball Oral History Interview, 1983, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Inventory

 

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2.325/A127 Oral history interview transcript, 1983