Junior League of Salt Lake City records, 1922-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Junior League of Salt Lake City
Title
Junior League of Salt Lake City records
Dates
1922-2006 (inclusive)
Quantity
48.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0359
Summary
The Junior League of Salt Lake City records (1922-2006) contain administrative files, meeting minutes, project reports, financial documents, correspondence, news clippings, public relations material, and scrapbooks. Established in 1931, the Salt Lake chapter of the Junior League promotes education, charitable works, and community involvement.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The beginning of the 20th century marked the start of an era of political and economic emancipation for American women. One of the first persons to sense the change and to recognize that new rights for women implied new responsibilities toward their communities was a young New York City debutante, Mary Harriman. In 1901, with the help of Nathalie Henderson, she started the Junior League for the promotion of Settlement Movements. As a result, young women were encouraged to take an active role in community service and to find useful outlets for their interests and abilities. The New York League proved so successful that in 1907 a Boston League was organized, followed in rapid succession by Leagues throughout the United States. By 1921, thirty Leagues had been established in six regions, and incorporated into the Association of the Junior Leagues of America. Each League is self-directing but bound by the Association By-laws. The Association offers leadership experience to individual members and assistance to its member Leagues. The purpose of the Association, which is binding on all local Leagues, "is exclusively educational and charitable and is to promote voluntarism; to develop the potential of its members for voluntary participation in community affairs; and to demonstrate the effectiveness of trained volunteers." The local leagues have provided an outlet for the talents of individual women through the creation of community projects, as well as encouraging them to work within the league to administer the organization. The Salt Lake Junior Aid was established in 1931. After applying for membership, it went through a probationary period and was accepted into the Association in 1934. As of 1982 the Salt Lake League had an Active and Sustaining membership of over five hundred, administered eleven community projects, and supervised the volunteer activities of about two hundred fifty members in scores of community placements. Since 1990, the Junior League of Salt Lake City has focused its attention on the environment, women and substance abuse, mental illness, and healthcare concerns. Currently the League conducts two provisional classes, one beginning in August and one in February. Each class is four months long and ends with the option of being voted into active membership.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Junior League of Salt Lake City records (1922-2006) contain administrative and financial records, correspondence, board and committee meeting minutes, project and program reports, publicity material, scrapbooks, news clippings, and notebooks. The league is organized into standing committees which direct its ongoing internal affairs and its community activities. The organization also has a number of projects and programs which may last a year or continue for several years. Most of these are under the direction of the Community Vice-President, while the fund raising projects fall under the auspices of the Treasurer. Committee files, program files, and project files typically contain correspondence, progress reports, evaluations, and news clippings. Some of the project files refer to prospective projects which were studied by a committee, then presented to the general membership who voted against supporting the project. An example of one of the League's most successful fund raising projects was the flea market. It was held twice, first in 1967 and again in 1970. This project led to the permanent establishment of the Junior League Shop, which is administered by the standing committee of that name. Records of the flea market can by found in ways and means, flea market, and thrift shop files. The yearbooks provide the single most complete record of the activities of the league. The president and board members provide summaries for this publication. Another excellent source of information about yearly activities is the monthly newsletter, the Bulletin. Yearly scrapbooks are also available.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Junior League of Salt Lake City records, MS 0359, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0359.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Committees and Projects, 'A'Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-5
Advisory Planning Committee
1966-1978
1 6
Area Resource Council
1973-1974
1 7-9
Art Barn Project, "Children's World of Art," and "Stimuli"
1 10-12
Auction
1971
2
Audits and Financial Statements
1928-1975

Committees and Projects, 'B' - 'C'Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1-2
Best-Dressed Table Competition
1970
3 3-7
Board manuals and Board Membership
1970-1980
3 8-9
By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation
1934-1978
4
Calendars and Date Books
Contains invoices, correspondence, marketing information, original art, and paste-ups.
1969-1978
Folder
5 1-2
Career-Individual Development Workshops
1976-1977
5 3
Certificates and Documents
Contains items presented to the Junior League to commemorate their service to the community.
1936-1974
5 4-5
Charity Balls
1962-1966
5 6-8
Children's Centers
Includes information on Holladay, Kearns, and Pine Canyon.
1967-1978
5 9
Choraliers Program
1973-1974
5 10
Christmas Workshops
1979-1981
5 11-13
Communications Committee
1974-1980
6 1-3
Community Arts Committee
1966-1972
6 4-6
Community Councils and Boards
1964-1979
6 7-9
Community Research Committee
1965-1979
6 10-12
Community Welfare Committee
1967-1973
6 13-14
Cookbook Project
1976-1977
6 15
Crime Prevention, Utah Hands Up Program
1973-1978

Committees and Projects, 'D' - 'H'Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Devereaux House Restoration Project
1970
7 2
Drug Foundation
1971-1974
7 3
Education Committee
1970-1972
7 4
Environment Center
1977
7 5
Environmental Legislation
7 6
Equal Rights Amendment
7 7-9
Evaluation Committee
1972-1973
7 10-11
Family Support Center
1978
7 12-14
Flea Market
1968-1971
7 15
Golf Exhibitions
1976-1978
7 16
Great Decisions Program
1964-1965
7 17
Guadalupe Center
7 18
Hansen Planetarium
1967
7 19-20
Health Services, Behavior Modification, Mental Health
1966-1969
7 21-22
Historic Preservation, Heritage Foundation
1967-1971
7 23-24
Humane Education Project
1979

Committees and Projects, 'J' - 'L'Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
Junior League Bulletins and Review
1940-1981
Folder
9 1-3
Junior Science Academy and Utah Museum of Natural History
1966-1972
9 4-9
Juvenile Court
1969-1976
9 10
Know Your Community Program
1975-1976
9 11-12
Know Your Legislator Program
1970
9 13-14
Law-Related Education and Court Resources
1978-1979
9 15
Learning Disabilities Program
1978-1981
9 16
A Little Local Color
1978
9 17-19
Lobby Efforts
1975-1977

Committees and Projects, 'N' - 'P'Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1-3
Neighborhood House
1967
10 4
Number Seven Sunny Street
1961
10 5
Olympics for Utah, Inc.
1966
10 6
Parenting Education Project
1971
10 7-9
Parents and Children Together
1969-1973
10 10-12
Placement Committee
1960-1980
10 13
Play Script
, by R.D. Jeremy. Script and flyer.
1948
10 14
Premarital Education
1972
10 15
Press Releases
Correspondence about league-sponsored media productions, press releases from miscellaneous projects, and news clippings.
1962-1979
10 16
Printing Materials
10 17-19
Project Study Committee
1957-1981

Committees and Projects, 'P' - 'S'Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
Provisional Course
Includes bound folders containing training information, an agenda, and schedules.
1948-1964
12
Provisional Course
Includes bound notebooks and training task force information.
1966-1976
Folder
13 1-3
Public Affairs Committee
1966-1975
13 4-5
Public Issues Committee
1976-1977
13 6-9
Public Relations Committee
1955-1973
13 10-11
Puppets
1969
13 12-13
Rape Crisis Center
1977-1979
13 14-16
School Board Investigations
1970-1979
13 17-19
Slide Program
1963-1966

Committees and Projects, 'S' - 'U'Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
14 1-2
Smiles Project
1977-1980
14 3
Social Service Committee
1971-1973
14 4-7
The Spark
Twenty nine issues of the Test Area Council newsletter.
1971-1978
14 8
Suicide Prevention Program
1963-1964
14 9
Sustainer Meeting
Contains skit scripts and meeting notes.
1970
14 10-11
Thrift Shop
1969-1978
14 12-13
Training Workshops, Brighton Think Tank
1968-1972
14 14
Unit Meeting Workshops
1967-1979

Committees and Projects, 'V' - 'Y'Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
Vision Committee
15 2-3
Volunteer Bureau
Contains correspondence, a report by the volunteer task force, and news clippings on league volunteers.
1966
15 4-6
Ways and Means Committee
1966-1982
15 7-8
Wheeler Historic Farm
1974-1977
15 9-10
Yesterday at Trolley Square
1971
15 11-13
Young Audience Project
1979
15 14-17
Youth Services
Contains correspondence, reports on youth service centers, evaluations, and a report by K. J. Snapper and J. S. Ohms entitled "The Status of Children, 1977."
1977-1979
16
Yearbooks and Annual Reports
Incomplete. Missing volumes for 1938, 1939, 1948, 1949, 1957, 1974, 1976, 1979.
1936-1978

Board RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Volume
17 1
Junior Aid
1922-1936
17 2
Junior League
1940-1946
18
Board Minutes
1947-1957
19
Board Minutes
1958-1967
20
Executive Board Minutes
1968-1973
21
Executive Board Minutes
1974-1976
22
Executive Board Minutes
1977-1979

ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
23
Scrapbooks
1934-1941
24
Scrapbooks
1941-1949
25
Scrapbooks
1950-1952
26
Scrapbooks
This box also contains "Number Seven Sunny Street," a commemorative scrapbook (1961) on the television series.
1955-1961

General RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
27
Documents
Also contains a secretary's notebook.
28
Documents
30
Meeting Minutes
1978-1981
29
Documents
Contains a community council notebook (1977-1978), documents concerning Hospice of Salt Lake and other documents.
30
Meeting Minutes
1978-1981
31
Meeting Minutes
1982-1984
32
Secretary's Notebook
1986-1987
33
Publications
1980s-1990s
34
Scrapbook
1980-1981
35
Publications and Notebook
1990s
36
Publications and Secretary's Notebook
1990s
Folder
37 1
Publications
1994
37 2
Miscellaneous
1993
37 3-4
Hotsheet
1996-1997
37 5
Bulletin
1995-1996
38
Bulletin
1979-1995

Financial and Administrative DocumentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
39 1
Wheeler Farm
1980-1981
39 2-3
KUER
1980-1982
39 4
Director's Report
1983-1984
39 5
Financial Statements
1976-1984
39 6
Hotsheet Survey
2001

Project FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
40 1-3
Ronald McDonald House Notebook
1980-1985
40 4
Senior Resource Directory
1990-1991
40 5
Pamphlets and Brochures
41
'Tis the Season
Contains documents related to the annual Holiday Mart, a Junior League fundraiser.
1988-1994
42
Figure Skating, Community Assistance Fund
1990-1996
Folder
43 1-3
Wheeler Farm Notebook
1975-1977
43 4
Cooper, "Wheeler Farm Research Restoration Reconstruction"
43 5-6
Encore Notebook
1991-1993
43 7
Community Council Notebook
1996-1997

ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
44
Scrapbook
1969-1970
45
Scrapbooks
1960-1963
46
Scrapbooks
1964-1968
47
Scrapbooks
1968-1970

Organizational RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
48 1
Black and White Ball
2003
48 2
Brochures
2000-2006
48 3
Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer Holiday Party
2001
48 4
Children's Law Center, Advocates for Children in Court
48 5
Financial Statements and Auditors Report
1986-1987
48 6
Floppy Discs and CDs
1996-2004
48 7
The Green Guide
1993
48 8
Membership Practices, Diversity
1979-1983
48 9
Neighborhood House
1994
48 10
News Clippings
1997-2006
48 11
Novell Corporate Giving Program
1998
48 12
Organizational Development Institute
1998
48 13
Project Evaluation Report
1996-1997
48 14
Rocky Mountain Exchange, Colorado Springs
1990
49 1
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
49 2
Wheeler Farm Operational Plan , A. Glen Humpherys, Ph.D.
1976-2006

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women--Utah--Salt Lake City--Societies and clubs--History--Sources
  • Corporate Names :
  • Junior League of Salt Lake City--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Membership lists
  • Minutes
  • Pamphlets
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks
  • Yearbooks