George S. and Algie E. Ballif papers
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The George S. Ballif papers series contains clippings, notebooks, correspondence and certificates. The correspondence includes various pamphlets, conference materials, notes and member lists. His class notes covering points of law while he was a student would be interesting to one doing research in that field. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Utah Bar Association World Peace Through Law Committee, and many of his papers dealing with this aspect of his life--speeches, notes, clippings, and letters are included. These could be a worthwhile resource for anyone following the development of working towards peace through world law enforcement. He was asked to speak at many funerals. The eulogies and other talks he gave might be valuable to someone researching local history. Also, included in the collection are personal memorabilia and a tape recorded autobiography with transcription.
Papers of Algie Ballif involving her term in the state legislature were originally catalogued as MSS/SC 16, but have been added to this collection. An Oral History interview with Algie Ballif is available as a separately catalogued collection. (See MSS OH 55). Her material on the early development of equal rights for women and blacks in the state of Utah would be helpful for researchers on these issues. Her efforts toward the improvement of the educational system in Utah would also be helpful for researchers in that area. Included in her collection were clippings, notes, correspondence on various subjects and awards.
Materials such as family history, genealogical pedigree charts and family coats of arms would have special value to descendants of the Ballif and Eggertsen families. Papers concerning John L. Ballif's estate and the funeral service of John L. Ballif Jr., certificates and family letters are also included.
Boxes 9 and 10 are oversized boxes containing materials too large for the regular document cases.
- Ballif, George S. (George Smith), 1894-1977 (Creator, Person)
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George S. Ballif, a prominent Provo attorney, was born June 4, 1894 to John L. and Emma Ballif. He married Algie Eggertsen, December 24, 1920. He graduated from the University of California Berkeley Law School in 1924. During his career as an attorney, he served as city, county and district attorney, and as a Provo city juvenile court judge. He was a member and president of the Utah County and Utah State Bar Associations and the Provo Kiwanis Club. He was at one time commander of the Utah Department of American Legion, as well as commander of the Provo Post. He served on the University of Utah Board of Regents, and as chairman of the World Peace Through Law Committee of the Utah Bar Association. He died October 31, 1977.
Algie Eggertsen Ballif, a prominent Utah educator and former state legislator, was born May 3, 1896, in Provo, to Lars E. and Annie N. Eggertsen. A graduate of Brigham Young University, she was a member and president of the Provo Board of Education for twenty-three years. She served a term in the Utah House of Representatives from 1959-1961, and was director of the Utah Division of Public Welfare. She was active in many local and state organizations including the BYU Alumni Association, BYU Emeritus Club, Friends of the BYU Library, PTA, Federated Women's Clubs, Women's Legislative Council, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sorosis. She was named Utah's Man of the Year in Education in 1958. She died July 11, 1984.
2 oversize boxes (7.33 linear ft.)
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1. 1 folder of clippings on various topics such as law, politics, government, and patriotism from the Salt Lake Tribune and Provo Daily Herald. Many had no source or date.
2. 1 folder of articles and pamphlets on various topics.
3. Duplicate copies of items in the collection.
4. Old folders and envelopes.
5. 46 negatives and 29 photographs, mostly of George S. and Algie Ballif were turned over to the Photo Archives Department.
Processing Information note
- Ballif, Emma Smith, 1864-1942, 1864-1942
- Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967
- Civil Rights
- Educators -- Utah -- Biography
- Eggertsen, Annie N., 1868-1961
- Equal rights amendments -- United States
- Feminism -- Utah
- Judges -- Utah -- Biography
- Lawyers -- Utah -- Biography
- Mormon women -- Utah -- Biography
- Politics, Government, and Law
- United States. Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
- Utah -- Politics and government
- Utah State Bar
- Utah. Legislature
- Women legislators -- Utah -- Biography
- World Peace Through Law Center
- Register of the George S. and Algie E. Ballif papers
- Dennis Rowley and Susan Corrigan
- February 1992
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
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