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Utah Sorosis (Club)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1897-

Administrative History

Utah Sorosis (est. 1897) is a women's club in Provo, Utah.

The Utah Sorosis Club was organized by Mrs. A.B. Kinney on March 6, 1897 in a parlor of the Roberts Hotel. She organized the club in order to serve the women of Provo. It was first called "The Progressive Club," but was changed a week later to "Utah Sorosis" meaning "sisterhood." The club colors are cream and heliotrope. The club joined the ranks of the National Federation of Women's Clubs, and the second literary club in Provo. It is the oldest Federated club in Utah. Since its establishment, many of the members have served on state committees and directed many District Federation activities. They have been concerned with problems in Utah, American Indian tribes locally, and in national government.

Citation

Utah Sorosis records (MSS 1801), 1897-2011 (organized by Mrs. A.B. Kinney on 1897 March 6 in a parlor of the Roberts Hotel; organization of the club in order to serve the women of Provo; first called "The Progressive Club," changed a week later to "Utah Sorosis" meaning "sisterhood";colors are cream and heliotrope; club joined the ranks of the National Federation of Women's Clubs, the second literary club in Provo, oldest Federated club in Utah; members serving on state committees and directed many District Federation activities; Concern with problems in Utah, American Indian tribes locally, and national government)

"Sorosis Club of Provo Celebrates 44th Anniversary At Banquet," Deseret News, 1941 March 15 (est. in 1897)

"Sorosis Club Meets," Deseret News, 1939 February 4 (involvemet in national affairs, women's society)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Algie E. Ballif papers on university awards and Sorosis Club, 1939-1940

 Sub-Series — Box: 7
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains newsclippings, calendar, and other materials on awards received by Ballif from Brigham Young University, as well as the activities of the Sorosis Club. Materials date from between 1939 and 1940, and from 1975.

Utah Sorosis records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3286
Abstract A collection of records, scrapbooks, programs, correspondence and ephemera from the Utah Sorosis Club, a women's literary society founded in Provo, Utah.

Utah Sorosis records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1801
Scope and Contents Contains histories, programs, and calendars of the Utah Sorosis Club. There are scrapbooks with photographs from the Sorosis Literary Club, minutes from meetings, letters of application from potential members, and other clippings. Also includes calendars of events for the club's yearly events. Finally, there is a book that tracks the finances of the club for about thirty-five years. All materials relate to the administration and activities of the Utah Sorosis Club.