Sarah Bedell Ball


Head of Newark’s business library from 1907-1917 or 1919. Inducted into Special Library hall of fame in 1959 with Alma Mitchell. Helped found the Special Libraries Association. Later became a bookseller in New York (Ball & Wilde) and died in Hartford, CT.

Born in Pennslyvania, graduated Pratt Library School in 1902.


Ball, Sarah B, Newark News Morgue, Newark Library Censuses and Connecticut Death Index

In Memoriam, Special Libraries Oct 1962,

“Sarah Bedell Ball” New York Times Oct 26, 1962

Pratt Class of 1902:

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