Alice Louise Reynolds papers

Alice Louise Reynolds papers

Dates: 1912-1938

Handwritten correspondence from 1912 to 1937; diaries from 1924 to 1925, 1934, and 1937; lecture notes on English literature and European history; and autobiographical and miscellaneous notes from 1935 to 1938. The materials document the various aspects of Reynolds' career and life. The diaries were kept largely when Reynolds was travelling in Europe and the Middle East.

  • Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Reynolds, Alice Louise, 1873-1938
  • Call Number: MSS 120
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Alice Louise Reynolds papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 120; Alice Louise Reynolds papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 120, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Education; Colleges and Universities; Provo (Utah)--History; Europe--Description and travel; Arab countries--Description and travel; Mormon women--Utah--Provo--History; Brigham Young University--Faculty--History; Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)--History
Genre / Form
Letters; Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS120
Finding Aid Title
Reynolds (Alice Louise) papers
Finding Aid Author
Megan Furcini
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-04-02 12:39:05 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Alice Louise Reynolds (1873-1938) was a Brigham Young University professor.

Alice Louise Reynolds was born on April 1, 1873 to George Reynolds and Mary Ann Tuddenhaum Reynolds. At age 12, she was sent to study at Brigham Young Academy after the death of her mother, where she studied under Karl G. Maeser. She graduated from the Academy in 1890, and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Pedagogy degree from the University of Michigan, from which she graduated in 1895.

Reynolds returned to Brigham Young Academy to teach college-level courses, becoming the first woman to do so. She was awarded two other degrees, a Bachelor of Didactics from the Church Board of Education in 1897, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University 1910. She was the first woman to be a full professor at Brigham Young University.

Besides teaching, Reynolds was a national Democratic committee member and convention delegate. She was active and served in the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the National American Women Suffrage Conventions, and the League of Women Votes. Along with her political and social service, she continued studying at such universities as Cornell, Berkely, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, along with study in London and Paris. She also became the committee chair of the Brigham Young University library.

Reynolds served on the board for the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association for 20 years, and was also called to the General Board of the Relief Society. In this calling, she edited the Relief Society Magazine and made contributions to the literary lessons of the Relief Society curriculum.

Reynolds died of cancer on December 5, 1938.



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