Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History manuscripts on Latter-day Saint women
Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records
Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History
This series contains records from publications concerning Latter-day Saint Women. Includes materials for Women of the Covenant and Within the Households of Faith: Selected Writings of Latter-day Saint Women, 1830-1900. It deals with the beginnings of the Relief Society Organization, the women who organized it and what type of women made up this establishment. It outlines the beginnings of the group in Nauvoo, Illinois, with Joseph Smith presiding and Emma Smith becoming the first General President of the Relief Society. The collection then proceeds through the years detailing the presidencies and what each group accomplished over the years, 1921-1986.