Brigham Young University. Associated Women Students
- Existence: 1922 - 1968
The Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University (1922-1968) was an activity-based organization at Brigham Young University.
Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University was established in 1922. The group was active in the late 1950s to the 1970s, with responsibility for 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. In 1968 the organization was dissolved, and its membership directly integrated into the Associated Students of Brigham Young University organization and its Office of Women's Activities.
Citation:Alice S. Christensen interview, 1984 June 21, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah: p. 1 ("I was elected president of the AWS, the Associaton [Associated] Women Students")
BYU annual catalogue, 1923-24: p. 27 ("Associated Women Students" first mentioned in 1923-24 catalogue, "This is an organization comprising all girls registered in the Institution.")
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University : report / compiled by Lillian C. Booth and Arnolene Snow
Report lists the officers of the Associated Women Students of Brigham Young University for the years 1922-1956.
Contains the records of the activities of the Associated Women Students, including diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs of members and homecoming royalty.
Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and news clippings.