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Ballif, Algie E. (Algie Eggertsen), 1896-1984

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1896-1984

Algie E. Ballif (1896-1984) was a dance professor and legislator in Utah.

Algie Eggertsen Ballif was born in Provo, Utah on May 3, 1896 to parents Lars and Annie Eggertsen. While getting her bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, she met and married future Provo city attorney and District Attorney George S. Ballif in 1920. After graduating from BYU and attending Radcliffe College (the former womens' college of Harvard) while her husband was living in Boston, she became a professor of dance and elocution at BYU. Afterwards, she served as a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Utah, a member of the Provo City Council, and the Utah House of Representatives from 1959-1961. She was the mother to three children, including Georganne (Gigi) Arrington and Anne Greta Peterson, and died in her residence in Provo on July 11, 1984.

Citation

Oral history interview with Algie E. Ballif, 1974 March 24: p. 1 (Algie Eggertsen Ballif)

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, July 3, 2008 (Algie E. Ballif; Utah state legislator and community activist in Provo, Utah)

Ancestry.com, viewed July 3, 2008 (Algie Ballif; Algie E. Ballif; Algie Eggertsen; Algie Eggertson; Algene Eggertsen; b. May 3, 1896 in Provo, Utah; d. July 11, 1984 in Provo, Utah)

UPB files, Feb. 16, 2016 (Algie E. Ballif; attended Radcliffe College in 1921; husband lived in Boston during the early years of Algie's teaching career; served as a teacher of elocution; one of her daughters' names (who is interviewing Algie) is Georganne (Gigi) Arrington)

Wikipedia, Feb. 16, 2016 (She served in the board of regents at the University of Utah, Provo City Council, and in the Utah House of Representatives; one of her daughters' names is Anne Greta Peterson)

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Algie E. Ballif correspondence, notebooks, and other material, 1922-1984

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, clippings, recordings, scrapbook, and other materials on Ballif. Materials date from between 1922 and 1984.

Algie E. Ballif educational papers, 1918

 Sub-Series — oversize: 9
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Diploma for Ballif's graduation from college. Item dates from 1918.

Algie E. Ballif papers, 1918-1984

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters, certificates, and other materials documenting Ballif's life and activities as a politician and educator. Materials date from between 1918 and 1984.

Algie E. Ballif papers on government activities, 1941

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains article and other memorabilia regarding the inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Materials date from 1941.

Algie E. Ballif papers on National Advisory Commission, approximately 1964-1982

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains certificate and award received by Ballif for work on the National Advisory Committee. Materials date from approximately 1964 to 1982.

Algie E. Ballif papers on university awards and Sorosis Club, 1939-1940

 Sub-Series — Box: 7
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains newsclippings, calendar, and other materials on awards received by Ballif from Brigham Young University, as well as the activities of the Sorosis Club. Materials date from between 1939 and 1940, and from 1975.

Algie E. Ballif papers on Utah State House of Representatives, 1921-1969

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains letters, certificates, memorandums, clippings, and other materials from Ballif's service in the Utah Legislature. Materials date from between 1921 and 1969.

Algie E. Ballif papers on women's issues, 1958-1978

 Sub-Series — Box: 7
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains letters, cards, and photocopies related to Ballif's work on women's issues. Materials date from between 1958 and 1978.

Algie E. Ballif photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2831
Scope and Contents Two photographs of Algie E.ggertsen Ballif, a faculty member in the arts department of Brigham Young University who taught dance. Photographs were taken in Utah by an unknown photographer and dated approximately 1976.

Algie Ballif funeral service

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2173
Scope and Contents Typescript of funeral services held for Algie Ballif on 14 July 1984. The item consists of remarks made by unnamed friends and family members about the life, qualities, and accomplishments of Algie Ballif. Also included is a brief eulogy by Helen Stark.