Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive: Education

Collection subjects include:

Colleges and Universities; Elementary and Secondary Education; and Student Life

American Association of University Women

Organization whose membership is composed of women with baccalaureate degrees who are committed to continuing their education informally through study groups and to providing scholarships for women who desire to obtain advanced degrees.

Maud May Babcock

Chaplain of the Utah State Senate (potentially the first women in the country to hold such a position, founder and president of the University of Utah Speech Department, Trustee of the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind. Very involved with theater, speech, and elocution at the University of Utah.

Maud May Babcock

Chi Delta Phi. Gleam Epsilon Chapter (University of Utah)

In the fall of 1908, a group of University of Utah women organized The Order of the Gleam, a women's literary club. In 1921 the club became the Gleam Epsilon chapter of Chi Delta Phi, a national honorary literary sorority that had been organized in Georgia in 1919. The Gleam Epsilon chapter functioned on the campus until 1951 when it disbanded; but even after the chapter's dissolution the alumnae remained an active group.

Consortium for Utah Women in Higher Education

Founded in 1972 by women from all of Utah's institutions of higher education who gathered to discuss salary equity issues. The organization continues to discuss salary equity, but has also become a network of support to women working in institutions of higher education.

Anne Marie Fox Felt

Spent her life working as a kindergarten and primary teacher in SLC. served as president of the National Association of Childhood Education and founder of the Kiwanis Felt Center.

Cecelia H. Foxley

Served as the Deputy Commissioner and Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs. She then served as Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education and Chief Executive Officer to the State Board of Regents for over 10 years. Afterward she served for three years as Regents professor in the Educational Psychology department at the University of Utah.

Hope A. Hilton

Writer and community activist who organized the Middle East Foundation, a charitable organization devoted to helping students from the Middle East obtain an education in the United States.

Hope Hilton

Maurine McKellar

McKellar (1926-2015) was a Granite High School alumni and a prominent member of the First Baptist Church.

Jerilyn S. McIntyre

Served as Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and briefly as interim President at the University of Utah.

Maxine Olive Ward McIntyre

Gifted teacher and mother. She began her teaching career after graduating high school at age 15 and later reared two children, Joel and Jerilyn. She was commemorated by the National Women's History Museum for being a pioneer in teaching.

Susan Miller

Miller was a professor emerita at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a nationally renowned scholar and author. She published many books and essays on composition pedagogy and rhetorical theory.

Neighborhood House

Originally organized in 1894 as a free kindergarten for underprivileged children in the Salt Lake area, the Neighborhood House gradually expanded to offer a variety of services for the entire community.

Eleanor L. Nicholes 

Nicholes received a B.A. in English Literature from Brigham Young University, and taught in Utah public schools. She continued to teach and study library science, and worked as a rare books librarian in New York. She returned to Utah in 1986 and served on the board of the Friends of the University of Utah Library and was active in the American Association of University Women.

Helen Bowring Ure

Active in national and Utah organizations dealing with education, youth, health, and women's rights. She serves as president of the P.T.A. and was honored for her work with the Y.W.C.A., the legislative council and other community services.

Lucy May Van Cott

First Dean of women at the University of Utah, serving for 24 years. She sponsored programs to help needy students and raised money for a girls’ dormitory, and served as a mentor to many students.


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