Ballard is mentioned in various publications.  But the primary sources I used are listed below.

Online information was retrieved  from the 

The books and archival collections listed below are located at the Washington Memorial Library in the Genealogical & Historical Room and the Middle Georgia Archives. 

Brown, Titus. Faithful Firm &True: African American Education in the South. Macon, GA:  Mercer University Press, 2002.

Byrd, Vera Lee. "The American Missionary Association’s Impact on the Quality of Life for African American Who Attended Ballard Normal School, 1920-1949."  Master’s Thesis. Pennsylvania State University. 1998.

Meeks, Catherine. Macon Black Heritage: The Untold Story. Macon, GA: Tubman African American Museum, 1997.

Pitts, Raymond J. Reflections on a Cherished Past: Reflections of Ballard Normal School Experience by Graduates with Commentary by Raymond J. Pitts, 1980.

Pitts, Raymond J. Second Grand Reunion: Lewis High and Ballard School. Macon, GA  1995.

These archival collections used to put together this exhibit were : 

  • American Missionary Manuscripts and the American Missionary Magazine on microfilm
  • Lewis High/Ballard Normal School Collection
  • Raymond G. Von Tobel Diaries on microfilm

Lewis High/Ballard Normal Records

The records of the AMA were originally housed at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.  They were later transferred to the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  On their website is a summary of the Lewis High/Ballard Normal School.