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Associated Women Students records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1128

Scope and Contents

Contains the records of the activities of the Associated Women Students, including diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs of members and homecoming royalty.


  • 1956-1981


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University was a group from the late 1950's to the 1970's whose responsibilities included planning Preference Dance, Homecoming, and The Preferred Man Contest. They also sponsored activities such as Big and Little Sisters that matched incoming freshmen women to upperclassmen to aid in the transition to college. The Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University organized Women's Week, which was to provide an opportunity to strengthen bonds between themselves, their mothers, and other women.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.)



Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred to University Archives, 1989.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Register of Associated Women Students records
Megan Furcini
2011 May 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States