Young Mother's Council records

Young Mother's Council records

Dates: 1965-1973

This collection contains a scrapbook of the Young Mother's Council which covers the years 1965-1973. It includes programs, meeting minutes, photos, letters, and newspaper clippings about the events of the club during those years. The second box in the collection contains loose programs, meeting minutes, letters, photos, and newspaper clippings dealing with the life of the council.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 1281
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Young Mother's Council 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: UA 1281; Young Mother's Council records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1281, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Karen Green; 2006.
Subject Terms
Child rearing; Clubs and Societies; Home economics; Material Types; Mothers; Scrapbooks; Social Life and Customs; Women--Societies and clubs
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes; Letters; Newspapers; Photographs; Programs; Schedules
Processing Information
Processed; 2006; Annette Steele.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Young Mother's Council records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:29-0700
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Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Young Mother's Council of Provo was formed in 1965 by Jo Bird, Stella Oaks, Mrs. Lloyd Cullimore, and Mrs. Harvey Fletcher. They formed the group to strengthen the homes and families of America, and to teach principles of respect and reverence for authority. The Young Mother's Council was a sub-group of the American Mothers Committee Incorporated in New York whose aim was to start several Young Mother's Councils across the nation. Classes, conferences, and workshops were held to educate parents and strengthen family ties. During 1965-1967 Jo Bird was president of the council. The group worked with KBYU to produce educational programs for parents. They also began working with PTAs of various elementary schools. During the 1967-1968 year they worked with the Eldred Center. Barbara Price became President in 1968 and they established the Eldred Center ballroom as a nursery for children. They established goals to give specific help to young children's behavior problems. In 1969 Jo Oaks was the President they began using the Women's Cultural Center for meetings. They received a national award during the 1969-1970 time periods. In 1970-1971 husbands began to be included in the evening sessions of the council.

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