Helen B. Andelin audio collection, 1976

Overview of the Collection

Andelin, Helen B.
Helen B. Andelin audio collection
1976 (inclusive)
1 audiocassette
Collection Number
The Helen B. Andelin audio collection (1976) consists of an abridged audiobook recording of Andelin's 1963 book, Fascinating Womanhood. A proponent of traditional gender roles, which she believed were the key to a successful marriage, Andelin originally wrote the book in 1963 to correspond with the marriage enrichment classes she was teaching. The Fascinating Womanhood movement continues to thrive today.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

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Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Helen B. Andelin (1920-2009) was born Helen Berry in Mesa, Arizona. A devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Helen Berry attended Brigham Young University, where she met and married Aubrey Passey Andelin (1918-1999). Hoping to share the secret of her own happy marriage with other women, Helen Andelin began teaching marriage enrichment classes and wrote and initially self published her controversial book, Fascinating Womanhood. Emphasizing traditional domestic roles for women, Andelin's teachings conflicted with other women's movements of the era; however, the Fascinating Womanhood movement gained a strong following which is still alive today. Andelin continued to be active in the movement until her death in 2009.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Helen B. Andelin audio collection (1976) consists of an abridged audiobook recording of Andelin's 1963 book, Fascinating Womanhood. The cassette was produced and distributed by the Success Motivation Institute of Waco, Texas. It has been digitized and is available to listen to on compact disc.

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 Helen B. Andelin audio collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Helen B. Andelin audio collection A0754, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:A0754.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Helen Andelin in 2003.

Processing Note

Processed by Molly Creel in 2012.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Facinating Womanhood audiobook

Abridged audio recording of Helen Andelin's 1963 book advocating traditional domestic roles for women.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Gender and culture
  • Textbooks.
  • Women

Form or Genre Terms

  • Sound recordings