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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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bertha S. Reeder papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1924
Scope and Contents Correspondence, pamphlets, programs, maps, lessons, sheet music, memorabilia, reports, scrapbooks, bulletins, and a history. The materials relate to Reeder's work in the YWMIA and to the Mormon Church in general. The items also relate to Reeder's travels. Much of the correspondence is to congratulate Reeder on her accomplishments.

Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1765
Scope and Contents Ledger books, schedule books, a history, a deed, receipts, reports, and correspondence. The materials relate to the Girl's Canyon home in Provo Canyon, Utah, for the Mutual Improvement Association of the Mormon Church. The items document the financing and the operation of the camp.