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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.


  • 1976

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Algie E. Ballif photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

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.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Permission for reproduction and use given by Gigi Arrington, granddaughter of Algie Eggertsen Ballif, in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Gigi Arrington; April 2003.


II B 5 VI, "Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history"

II B 5 IV, "LDS, Utah, and Western American women"

Processing Information

Processed; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.

Register of Algie E. Ballif photographs
Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor
2019 June 28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States