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Exponent II records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1527

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from Exponent II, including minutes, photographs, scrapbooks, and articles. Materials were produced during the meetings, retreats and parties, and publications of the members of Exponent II in the greater Boston and New England area. Dated 1974 to 2001.


  • 1974-2001


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative history

Mormon Sisters, Inc. is a group of Mormon women who incorporated to become a non-profit corporation to obtain bulk mailing rates for Exponent II.

Exponent II grew out of meetings held by Mormon women in the greater Boston area starting about 1969-70. These women were inspired by the Woman's Exponent which was published from 1872 to 1914 and decided to create a new publication for Mormon women along similar lines. Exponent II tries to encourage and develop the talents of Mormon women. Contributions are invited covering a wide range of topics, news articles, short essays, poetry, suggestions, and letters to the editor. The publication started in July of 1974 and has been published on a quarterly basis.


6 cartons (6 linear ft.)

15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in repository for materials dated 1974 to 1984.

Custodial History

The materials comprising the Exponent II collection were a gift from the Exponent II staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Exponent II editorial staff; 1977. Donated; Exponent II editorial staff; 2004 August. Donated; Emily Gray, Exponent II secretary; 2017.


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

Separated Materials

21 loose issues from Volumes 1 to 5, dating from 1974 to 1979, and an index to Exponent II by Jane Carpenter dated December 1984, were removed from the manuscript collection and transferred to Americana (BX 8605.1 .Ex75). These were removed from Carton 16.

Processing Information

Processed; Garrett Schroath; March 2011.

Processed; Maddi Landrith; March 2018.

  • Draft copy of Master's thesis by Sasha Cluff, 1996, titled "Christian feminist publications and structures of constraint: A comparison of Daughters of Sarah and Exponent II within the contexts of neo-evangelicalism and Mormonism". This was located in Box 6.
Register of Exponent II records
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 11
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