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Brigham Young University. Women's Research Institute

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1978-2009

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.

The Women's Research Institute was established under the direction of university president Dallin H. Oaks and Marilyn Arnold, the president's assistant on women's issues, in 1978. The institute existed to educate female students regarding gender-related personal challenges; provide women throughout the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with opportunities to learn about and discuss women's issues particularly as they pertain to spiritual development; improve the professional life for female faculty members at Brigham Young University; and promote the scholarly study of women's development and contributions to families, communities, and societies. The institute was abolished in 2009.

Institute directors included Ida Smith (1978-1983), Mary Stovall (1983-88), Marie Cornwall (1989-93), Donna Lee Bowen and Carol Ward (co-directors, 1993-1994), and Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill (1994-2009).

Citation

Frazier, K.P. Bibliography of social, scientific, historical and popular writings about Mormon women, 1990: t.p. (Women's Research Institute, Brigham Young University)

BYU organizational history project, Oct. 22, 2011: Women's Research Institute (WRI; resources and educate female students, facilities, women's issues; President Oaks, Dr. Marilyn Arnold; 1978; educate female students regarding gender-related challenges; spiritual development; improve female faculty professional life; scholarly study of women's development and contributions; abolished 2009; funded through College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences; directors: Ida Smith (1978-1983), Mary Stovall (1983-88), Marie Cornwall (1989-93), Donna Lee Bowen and Carol Ward (co-directors, 1993-1994), and Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill (1994-2009))

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on Rex E. Lee inauguration, 1989

 Series — Carton: 8, Folder: 10-12
Identifier: MSS 3312 Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains brochures, notes, articles, and other material related to the inauguration of Rex E. Lee at Brigham Young University on October 27, 1989.
Dates: 1989

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1985-1986

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1985-1986

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1986-1987

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1986-1987

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1987-1988

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1987-1988

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1988-1989

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1988-1989

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1979-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1979-1989

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1979-1981

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1979-1981

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1981-1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1981-1982

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1982-1983

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1982-1983

Office of the President correspondence with colleges, 1983-1984

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with the undergraduate colleges of the university in addition to correspondence with the dean and director's council, the Western Athletic Conference, Continuing Education, Women's Research Institute, Monte L. Bean Museum, and Ezra Taft Benson Institute. Covers the individual college's missions and values, committee appointments, graduate programs, and planning and space needs. Also includes information on the planning and execution of various conferences and seminars....
Dates: 1983-1984