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"Teacher Willa"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-008

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single volume typed autobiography of Willa E. Ballard, a Quaker teacher. The autobiography describes Willa's early life, her parents and siblings, her experience growing up as a Quaker, her training as a teacher, and her experiences teaching in Moorestown and Atlantic City, New Jersey, and at the Mekusukey School in the Seminole Nation, as well as he time as a teacher and later a Principal at various schools in California.


  • 1948


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Biographical note

Willa E. Ballard (1872-1964) was born April 24th in Ohio. She was raised in Harveysburg, Ohio on a farm. Her mother had been raised in England and grew up in the Church of England, but became convinced after marrying Ballard's Quaker father. Ballard was an educator throughout her adult life. She began teaching at the age of 18, in Moorestown, New Jersey, the Mekusukey school in the Seminole Nation, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and at schools in Southern California. She worked as a principal in Southern California schools from around 1920 until her retirement in 1940. She died January 13, 1964.


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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
Teacher Willa, 1948
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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