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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:

Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association meeting minutes

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 692
Scope and Contents Photocopy of handwritten meeting minutes and a list. The minutes were taken at a meeting held on 3 May 1881 to organize the association in the Provo First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The item lists members, and the secretary, Pauline E. Hardy, also records her testimony of the Mormon faith.