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Pleasant View, Utah, LDS Relief Society Records, 1902-1952

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pleasant View, Utah, LDS Relief Society
Title
Pleasant View, Utah, LDS Relief Society Records
Dates
1902-1952 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (.25 linear foot)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 266
Summary
The collection documents the history of the Pleasant View Ward Relief Society in the Weber and Ogden Stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

On March 17, 1842, Joseph Smith, Jr., organized a society for the women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to this time the women of the LDS Church were organized into a sewing society making and mending clothes for the men working on building the Nauvoo, Illinois Temple. Smith declared that the Lord had a greater purpose for these women and from his direction a society based upon the principles of relief to the needy was formed.

The Members of the sewing group elected Joseph's wife, Emma Smith, as president of the new relief society and as time progressed the society evolved into a large organization of women following a scriptural motto "Charity Never Faileth." Building on principles of self-sufficiency, spiritual development of the individual, and "compassionate service" to the less fortunate the Female Relief Society has become the primary focus for women's service within the LDS Church.

As Mormon settlers made their way to the Salt Lake Valley they brought with them their beliefs and organizations. The Relief Society established itself as an instrument in aiding new converts immigrating from the various parts of the world. As the Mormon population grew, settlements spread throughout the Great Basin region. In Pleasant View, Utah, as in other areas, the founding of a relief society helped local men, women, and children in their individual needs.

As a branch of the North Ogden Ward, the (Pleasant View) Hot Springs District Branch Relief Society was organized on January 18, 1876, with Mary J. Maycock as first President. In 1882 the Pleasant View Ward was established with Edward W. Wade as Bishop and Mary J. Maycock continuing as Relief Society President. The Pleasant View Relief Society collection contains material spanning the period from the tenure of President Maycock to President Sarah L. T. Call (1952). Over the years the Pleasant View Ward experienced a number of Stake organizational changes due to increased growth throughout the region. The Ward belonged first to the Weber Stake, and then to the Ogden Stake, the Ben Lomond Stake, the Ben Lomond West Stake, and as of June, 2000, the Pleasant View Utah Stake.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Pleasant View, Utah LDS Relief Society Records consist of annual reports, membership and financial reports, minutes and treasures books, incidental reports, correspondence, LDS church history articles, and miscellaneous material covering the years 1902 to 1952. The collection documents the history of the Pleasant View Ward Relief Society in the Weber and Ogden Stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A variety of information concerning the affairs of the Pleasant View Relief Society is contained in the annual reports ( i.e. enrollment, attendance, number of meetings, status of members, monies and time extended to aid members, visiting teaching, and other related topics).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Pleasant View, Utah, LDS Relief Society Records must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Pleasant View, Utah, LDS Relief Society Records USU_COLL MSS 266, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 266, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Annual Reports, 1921-1952Return to Top

(3 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Annual Reports
1921-1930
Box Folder
1 1
Report
1921 January - 1922 April
1 1
Report
1922 April - 1926 April 1923
1 1
Report
1923 April 22 - 1924 February 17
1 1
Report
1924 February 17 - 1925 April 1
1 1
Special Report: Serving and Special Activities
1925 October 1 - 1926 October 31
1 1
Report
1925 April - 1926 February
1 1
Report
1926 February - 1927 May
1 1
Report
1927 May 22 - 1928 March 1
1 1
Report
1928 March 1 - 1929 March 31
1 1
Report
1929 April 1 - 1930 March 1
Annual Reports
1930-1940
Box Folder
1 2
Annual Reports
1930 March 1 - 1931 March 1
1 2
Annual Reports
1931 March 1 - 1932 March 1
1 2
Annual Reports
1932 March 1 - 1933 March 1
1 2
Annual Reports
1933 March 1 - 1934 March 1
1 2
Annual Reports
1934 March 1 - 1935 March 1
1 2
Annual Reports
1935 March 1 - 1936 March 1
1 2
Annual Reports
1936 March 1 - 1937 March 1
1 2
Annual Reports
1938 April 1 - 1939 April 1
1 2
Annual Reports
1939 April 1 - 1940 April 1
Annual Reports
1940-1945,1946-1952
Box Folder
1 3
Annual Reports
1940 April 1 - 1941 October 1
1 3
Annual Reports
1941 October 1 - 1942 November 1
1 3
Annual Reports
1942 November 1 - 1943 November 1
1 3
Annual Reports
1943 November 1 - 1944 November 1
1 3
Annual Reports
1944 November 1 - 1945 November 1
1 3
Annual Reports
1946 November 1 - 1947 November 1
1 3
Annual Reports
1947 November 1 - 1948 November 1
1 3
Annual Reports
1948 October 31 - 1949 October 31
1 3
Annual Reports
1949 November 1 - 1951 November 1
1 3
Annual Reports
1951 November 1 - 1952 November 1

Membership and Financial Reports, 1902-1938Return to Top

(1 folder)
Container(s) Description Dates
Membership and Financial Reports
Box Folder
1 4
Pleasant View, Weber Stake, year ending
1902 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Weber Stake, year ending
1903 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Weber Stake, year ending
1904 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Weber Stake, year ending
1905 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Weber Stake, year ending
1906 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Weber Stake, year ending
1907 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Weber Stake, year ending
1908 December 31
1 4
>Pleasant View, Weber Stake, year ending
1909 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Ogden Stake, year ending
1911 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Ogden Stake, year ending
1912 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Ogden Stake, year ending
1913 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Ogden Stake, year ending
1914 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Ogden Stake, year ending
1916 December 31
1 4
Pleasant View, Ogden Stake
circa 1938

Minutes and Treasurers Books, 1905-1911Return to Top

(1 folder)
Container(s) Description Dates
Booklets
1906, 1908
Box Folder
1 5
"Minutes of the Pleasant View Ward Relief Society"
1905 November 9 - 1906 September 6
1 5
"Minutes of the Pleasant View Ward Relief Society"
1907 November 7 - 1908 December 10
Treasurers Book
1911
Box Folder
1 5
"Pleasant View Relief Society"
1911

Incidental Reports, 1909-1952Return to Top

(1 folder)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 6
Dues Log Book
1909
1 6
Ogden Stake Library Department: Pleasant View Relief Society Book Purchase Report
1913 January 1
1 6
Wheat Fund Report
1923
1 6
Statistical and Financial Reports
1925, 1927 March 31
1 6
Organizational Report Pleasant View Relief Society
1918 January 8 - 1934 January 7
1 6
Dues Receipt, Emma Hansen
1938 April 3
1 6
Federal Building and Loan Association Optional Investment Shares Record: Booklet for the Pleasant View Relief Society
1944 November 13 - 1952 June 30

Correspondence, 1914-1940Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 7
Notice to Presidents of Stakes and Bishops of Wards
From LDS First Presidency: Joseph F. Smith, Anthon H. Lund, and Charles W. Penrose. Policy regarding Washing and Anointing, and Sisters giving blessings.
1914 October 3
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Office of the Presiding Bishopric
1922-1932
Box Folder
1 7
Correspondence Concerning Payment, Interest, and Changes in Wheat Deposit Accounts for the Pleasant View Ward
1922 December 14
1 7
Correspondence Concerning Payment, Interest, and Changes in Wheat Deposit Accounts for the Pleasant View Ward
1923 July 2
1 7
Correspondence Concerning Payment, Interest, and Changes in Wheat Deposit Accounts for the Pleasant View Ward
1926 July 1
1 7
Correspondence Concerning Payment, Interest, and Changes in Wheat Deposit Accounts for the Pleasant View Ward
1928 July 1
1 7
Correspondence Concerning Payment, Interest, and Changes in Wheat Deposit Accounts for the Pleasant View Ward
1929 July 1
1 7
Correspondence Concerning Payment, Interest, and Changes in Wheat Deposit Accounts for the Pleasant View Ward
1930 July 1
1 7
Correspondence Concerning Payment, Interest, and Changes in Wheat Deposit Accounts for the Pleasant View Ward
1932 July 1
Box Folder
1 7
Notice to President Samuel G. Dye and Councilors, Ogden Stake
From LDS First Presidency: Heber J. Grant, J. Reuben Clark, and David O. McKay. Policy regarding Temple Garments and new Copyright
ca. 1940

Stake Relief Societies of Weber County, 1927Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 8
Booklet- "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Stake Relief Societies of Weber County"
1927 July 18
1 8
Document- "The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Organization of the Relief Society” Companion article to Weber County Relief Societies anniversary celebrations
Undated

Miscellaneous Articles, 1945, 1965, 1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 9
Special Notice from the Relief Society General Board: Clothing gathered for the European Saints
1945
1 9
Literature Lesson for February - "Exploring Right and Wrong Attitudes Through Literature”
1965
1 9
>Pamphlet- "The Church and the Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: A Moral Issue”
1980
1 9
Discussion from a Relief Society Meeting concerning the formation of a Ladies Society