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Rose Ball, 1870
College Librarian

    Died April 9, 1936

Albion College Graduate
Class of 1896

The college librarian for more than 30 years, Miss Rose Ball, was well known by hundreds of Albion’s students. Born June 14, 1870, she graduated from Albion with a B.S. degree in 1896. She became an assistant in the library and in 1898, after seven years was named librarian in 1905. She was still the college librarian when she died April 9, 1936 at 65.

During Miss Ball’s librarianship, she found time to collect material concerning the history of the college, and much of that material in the form of newspapers, newspaper clippings, and clippings from magazines was filed in letter boxes and scrapbooks. Her interest as to what would be of historical interest in future years was sharp.

Source: Gildart, Robert. Albion College, 1835-1960, A History. Chicago: Donnelley Lakeside Press, 1961.

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