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Young Mothers Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1281

Scope and Contents

Contains a scrapbook of the Young Mothers Council which covers the years 1965-1973. It includes programs, meeting minutes, photographs, letters, and newspaper clippings about the events of the club during those years. The second box in the collection contains loose programs, meeting minutes, letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings dealing with the life of the council.


  • 1965-1973


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 Young Mothers Council records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Young Mothers Council of Provo was formed in 1965 by Jo Bird, Stella Oaks, Odessa Allred Cullimore, and Lorena Chipman Fletcher. They formed the group to strengthen the homes and families of America, and to teach principles of respect and reverence for authority. The Young Mothers Council was a sub-group of the American Mothers Committee Incorporated in New York whose aim was to start several Young Mother's Councils across the nation. Classes, conferences, and workshops were held to educate parents and strengthen family ties. During 1965-1967 Jo Bird was president of the council. The group worked with KBYU to produce educational programs for parents. They also began working with PTAs of various elementary schools. During the 1967-1968 year they worked with the Eldred Center. Barbara Price became President in 1968 and they established the Eldred Center ballroom as a nursery for children. They established goals to give specific help to young children's behavior problems. In 1969 Jo Oaks was the President they began using the Women's Cultural Center for meetings. They received a national award during the 1969-1970 time periods. In 1970-1971 husbands began to be included in the evening sessions of the council.


2 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Karen Green; 2006.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; 2006; Annette Steele.

Register of Young Mothers Council records
Garrett Schroath
2011 June 23
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. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US