Shauna McLatchy Adix was born on 13 June 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the second of 5 children born to Frank Blue McLatchy and Charlotte Taffee McLatchy. She was a leader and she was ambitious in everything she did, earning both a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a master’s from Ohio University. During her time in graduate school, she worked for a telephone company, and after graduating, she returned to Salt Lake City, Utah, and was hired on as the program director for the Student Union Building at the University of Utah. On 1 March,1957, she married La Vern Adix. They had two children together, Allison and David Matthew. While Vern devoted himself during the early summers of their marriage to the University’s theatre program, she directed the Brighton MIA Girl’s Camp, and ended up doing that from 1959 to 1964. She enjoyed it greatly. Shauna was heavily involved with a number of organizations, serving in both paid and volunteer capacities for groups such as Mortar Board, HERS/WEST, Jr. League, the Division of Aging Services, and her own advertising agency, among other engagements. In 1970, she became the first director of the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Utah, which ended up becoming the bulk of her career and life’s work. In 1976, Shauna added a Ph.D. in Educational Administration to her academic repertoire. Using the skills and knowledge she gained through this, she served for 2 years as a teacher in the Graduate School of Social Work, as well as the chair of the University of Utah’s Dance Department. She also worked with Avanta, The Virginia Satir Network, which focused on education and community. She was also instrumental in creating Crones Counsel, a group focused on celebrating women through periodic gatherings. She died on 14 December 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah, of Ovarian Cancer. Her husband and daughter had already passed before her, and, per her instructions, a family trust was set up in her name, and her body was cremated.
This manuscript is one newsletter, entitled “Transition,” and addressed to Reba Keele at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Winter 1980. It contains announcements and descriptions of a number of sack lunch seminars, the dates held of which range from 6 January through 10 March. The newsletter also announces a lecture series and some workshops relating to single-parenting, nursing, and poetry. There is a call for volunteers to participate in research for tampon alternatives and some scholarship awards and upcoming events announced as well.