Yesharah Society history, constitution, and by-laws, 1928-1999
Scope and Contents
Contains written histories, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, scrapbook, and annual breakfasts program booklets collected from activities collected from the Yesharah Society. Dated 1928-1999.
- Yesharah Society (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Yesharah Society records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Yesharah Society is an institution intended to provide returned sister missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opportunities to continue acts of service and kindness in their communities.
In 1928 the first organization of lady returned missionaries was founded at the home of Inez Knight. The first members of this organization consisted of the first female missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The name given to this newly formed society was Yesharah, meaning up-rightness and integrity. Since the founding of the Yesharah Society many other chapters have been formed throughout the state of Utah.
The Yesharah Society was formed with the express purpose of perpetuating the missionary spirit and to allow its members to give service within the community as well as to promote love, unity and precious friendships within the society. Service included: visiting the sick, writing to missionaries in the mission field, visiting convalescent homes and hospitals, supporting children’s institutions, visiting the families of those away at war, and donating membership histories and books to the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. The Society continues to exist.
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Language of Materials
The series has been arranged into six sub-series: 1. Yesharah Society written histories, 1975-1976. 2. Yesharah Society constitution and by-laws, 1932-1959. 3. Yesharah Society correspondence, 1942. 4. Yesharah Society scrapbook, 1928-1957. 5. Yesharah Society breakfast programs, 1932-1999. 6. Yesharah Society guest book, 1967-1985.