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Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1934-1972

Administrative History

The Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association (YWMIA) was a youth organization for young women associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Previously known as the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association, it was renamed in 1934. In 1972 the organization merged with the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association to form the Aaronic Priesthood MIA Young Women.

Citation

YWMIA sports-camp manual, 1961: t.p. (Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association)

Wikipedia, Mar. 3, 2011 (Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association; youth organization for young women; auxiliary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; est. 1869 as the Young Ladies' Department of the Cooperative Retrenchment Association; renamed as the Young Ladies' Retrenchment Association in 1871; renamed Young Ladies' National Mutual Improvement Association (abbreviated YLNMIA) in 1877; renamed as Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association (abbreviated YLMIA) in 1904; renamed as Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association (YWMIA) in 1934; merged with Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association to form Aaronic Priesthood MIA Young Women in 1972; split to form Young Women and Young Men organizations in 1974)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Elizabeth Souter scrapbooks, approximately 1905-1973

 Series — oversize: 7
Identifier: MSS 2037 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains scrapbooks created by Elizabeth Souter to document her activities. Includes information on her missionary service, her work in the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association (YWMIA), and in an art club. Materials date from approximately 1905 to 1973.