The collection includes photo albums, scrap books, correspondence, music programs, a handwritten recipe book. For a more detailed
listing see finding aid available in Special Collections.
Ada Jordan Pray was a music teacher, composer, pianist and soprano. Born in California she studied the arts from an early
age and attended the University of California. Upon graduation she studied in Europe at the University of Leipzig and the
Royal Conservatory of Music. She composed scores of songs and piano selection and a one act opera. Mrs. Pray lived in Livermore,
Berkeley, Chico, and Durham, California. She taught music, German and French in Cloverdale, Chico Berkeley, Fresno State Teachers
College and Marysville Junior College, Oroville, and Gridley. Ada Gertrude Jordan married Lee Walker Pray in 1915. In 1920
she established the Ada Jordan Pray School of Music in Oroville. She performed throughout Butte County.