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
Ancestry.com: Censuses and Connecticut Death Index
In Memoriam, Special Libraries Oct 1962, https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=sla_sl_1962
“Sarah Bedell Ball” New York Times Oct 26, 1962 https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1962/10/26/issue.html
Pratt Class of 1902: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Pratt_Institute_Monthly/YncmAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22sarah+bedell+ball%22&pg=PA28-IA3&printsec=frontcover
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