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Chatazi records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7401

Scope and Contents note

Records are made up of agendas, itineraries, scrapbooks, and ephemera dating from 1961-1988, that document the meetings of the club. Each meeting is typically documented by a newspaper clipping from a local newspaper, photographs of the event, and ephemera relating to the theme of the meeting, such as invitations and agendas. There is usually some information about the members of the club included as well.


  • approximately 1961-1988


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Chatazi records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Chatazi was a women's club in Provo, Utah, established in 1961. The club met monthly to work on various projects based on a different theme picked yearly.

Chatazi was organized 14 October 1961. The name came from the Navajo term "chatazi" which translates to mean "the women." The club had fifteen charter members, all women, and they were located primarily in the Provo/Orem area. The first president of the club was Sue Speed. The club grew in size and influence, creating a club constitution, expanding to anywhere between thirty and forty members, and receiving consistent coverage and publicity from local newspapers. Chatazi met monthly, and meetings varied in purpose: exercise, holiday parties, lectures on foreign lands, learning new skills, and service projects. Each year a different theme was presented as a focal point for the club, ranging from personal care and hygiene to international travel.


2 oversize boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Records include agendas, itinerary, and other ephemera related to Chatazi, circa 1978 to 1988, and three Chatazi club scrapbooks ranging from 1961 to 1977.

Custodial History note

Donated by Ann C. Calder on 25 June 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Ann C. Calder; 25 June 2009.

Appraisal note

LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; John M. Murphy, Curator, and Nicholas Walker, student manuscript processor; 2009.

Register of Chatazi records
John M. Murphy, Curator, and Nicholas Walker, student manuscript processor
25 June 2009
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