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Women's Research Institute records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3312

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, reports, and files on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and women, articles, and files on Mormon relations and issues related to women. Includes personal and corporate records produced and compiled by Ida Smith documenting her tenure as director of the Women's Research Institute at Brigham Young University between 1978 and 1983. Also contains personal correspondence and research files, as well as documenting her work with the BYU Alumni Association. Materials date from between approximately 1978 and 1997.

Dates

  • approximately 1978-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research, with exceptions. Materials in Series 1-3 restricted until 2021.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Women's Research Institute records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Women's Research Institute (1978-2009) was created at Brigham Young University to provide resources and educate female students and facilities on women's issues and areas of research within.

Biographical History

Ida Smith (1931-2015) was a Mormon educator, academic administrator, and feminist.

Extent

8 cartons (8 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in 12 series: 1. Women's Research Institute correspondence, undated. 2. Women's Research Institute reports, undated. 3. Women's Research Institute files on the Church and women, undated. 4. Women's Research Institute files on religion, undated. 5. Women's Research Institute files on Mormon women, undated. 6. Women's Research Institute files on Relief Society, undated. 7. Women's Research Institute files on Young Women, undated. 8. Women's Research Institute files on sister missionaries, undated. 9. Women's Research Institute files on health, undated. 10. Women's Research Institute files on sex roles, undated. 11. Ida Smith papers, undated. 12. Collection on Rex E. Lee inauguration, undated.

Other Finding Aids

Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3312.xml

Custodial History

Donated to BYU Special Collections July 2006 by Ida Smith.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ida Smith; 2006.

Appraisal

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Jonathan Farrell; November 2006.
Title
Register of the Women's Research Institute records
Status
Completed
Author
Jonathan Farrell
Date
2006 November
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States