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Utah Sorosis records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1801

Scope and Contents

Contains histories, programs, and calendars of the Utah Sorosis Club. There are scrapbooks with photographs from the Sorosis Literary Club, minutes from meetings, letters of application from potential members, and other clippings. Also includes calendars of events for the club's yearly events. Finally, there is a book that tracks the finances of the club for about thirty-five years. All materials relate to the administration and activities of the Utah Sorosis Club.


  • 1897-2011


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

Biographical History

Utah Sorosis (est. 1897) is a women's club in Provo, Utah.

The Utah Sorosis Club was organized by Mrs. A.B. Kinney on March 6, 1897 in a parlor of the Roberts Hotel. She organized the club in order to serve the women of Provo. It was first called "The Progressive Club," but was changed a week later to "Utah Sorosis" meaning "sisterhood." The club colors are cream and heliotrope. The club joined the ranks of the National Federation of Women's Clubs, and the second literary club in Provo. It is the oldest Federated club in Utah. Since its establishment, many of the members have served on state committees and directed many District Federation activities. They have been concerned with problems in Utah, American Indian tribes locally, and in national government.


2 oversize folders (0.2 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Files left in their original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Utah Sorosis Club in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Utah Sorosis Club; 2011.


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

Utah Sorosis is the state division of the Sorosis Club, a woman's club started in 1897.

Register of Utah Sorosis records
Megan Furcini
2011 April 20
Description rules
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