Chatazi records

Chatazi records

Dates: circa 1961-1988

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.

  • Extent: 2 oversize boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Chatazi (Club)
  • Call Number: MSS 7401
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7401; Chatazi records; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7401, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Ann C. Calder on 25 June 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ann C. Calder; 25 June 2009.
Subject Terms
Chatazi (Club)--Archives; Clubs and Societies; Social Life and Customs; Women--Societies and clubs--History--Sources; Women--Utah--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Itineraries; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed; John M. Murphy, Curator, and Nicholas Walker, student manuscript processor; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Chatazi records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John M. Murphy, Curator, and Nicholas Walker, student manuscript processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:32-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

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.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts