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Women's Research Institute records on conditions of women, 1973-1992

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1332 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains the records of the Women's Research Institute regarding the general conditions of women. Records include information on child development and child care, the economic and legal status of women, resources available to women, information on the women's movement and the Equal Rights Amendments, women's health issues, including abortion, fertility, and depression, women's history, gender roles, and women and religion, 1973-1992.


  • 1973-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Women's Research Institute records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Collection:

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 President Dallin H. Oaks and Dr. Marilyn Arnold, 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.


107 folders

19 boxes

Language of Materials



The original grouping by subject was maintained.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US