Ballif, Algie E. (Algie Eggertsen), 1896-1984
- 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:
Contains certificate and award received by Ballif for work on the National Advisory Committee. Materials date from approximately 1964 to 1982.
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.
Contains letters, certificates, memorandums, clippings, and other materials from Ballif's service in the Utah Legislature. Materials date from between 1921 and 1969.
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.
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.