Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive: Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive oral history project, ACCN 2947

Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive oral history project, ACCN 2947

The Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive oral history project (2013-2018) was created to record the personal histories of 20th century women. The project is conducted by Resources for the Study of Social Engagement, a non-profit organization, and is supported in part by the Clyde Family Foundation and by the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive at the University of Utah.

Emeritus professor of English at Brigham Young University. She also served as assistant to former BYU president Dallin H. Oaks, director of the Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, and dean of Graduate Studies.

Atwood is a geologist and Utah state legislator. She was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1990. 

Bennett worked as assistant state director for Senator Orrin Hatch as well as senior policy advisor and deputy state director for Senator Robert Bennett. She served as chairwoman of the Governor's Commission for Women and Families, president of the Women's State Legislative Council and vice president of the Professional Republican Women of Utah.

Brown worked at the Tribune for a decade, beginning in 1988, where she wrote a weekly column.

Aileen was an early and vocal advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment.  In 1986 she was appointed to chair the Utah Task Force on Gender and Justice and was a founding member of the Utah Women’s Forum. In 1990, she called her as the second counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency where she served with Elaine Jack and Chieko Okazaki until 1997. Aileen was a member of the Utah State Board of Regents from 1989 to 2001.

Crockatt became the president of the League of Women Voters of Utah in 1967. In 1972 Crockatt was appointed Field Director for the Utah Association of Mental Health. She later worked as the Director for the Utah Arts 14 Council from 1974-1985 then became the Representative for the Western Region for the National Endowment for the Arts from 1985-1991.

Frances played violin with the Utah Symphony Orchestra for 69 years, during its transition from a community part-time orchestra to its prestigious status today, with tours and record deals. When she retired in 2012, she held the record for the longest tenure of any symphony musician in the world.

Louise Degn worked for several years at KSL as the only woman broadcast reporter in Utah. During her career as a television reporter, she produced the program "Mormon Women and Depression" for Dimension Five. In 1990, she began teaching at the University of Utah Communication Department where she produced a program on women's suffrage in the western United States, "Let the Women Vote!"

  •  Betty Barney Evenson

In 1996 Irish was elected bishop of the Diocese of Utah, becoming only the fourth woman to be elected a bishop in The Episcopal Church. She served as bishop of Utah until 2010.

Migliaccio-Kalatzes began teaching tap dancing in Utah in 1957 and she owned several "Brenda's Dance" studios in Laguna Beach between 1972 and 1994.

  •  Sue Stevenson Leth

Leth worked in both higher education and in private business. Leth is a poet.

Carol Cornwall Madsen is an emeritus professor of history at Brigham Young University where she was a research historian with the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History. She also served as associate director of BYU's Women's Research Institute.

Norma W. Matheson was first lady of Utah from 1977 to 1985. She advocated for the Democratic Party in Utah, the Nature Conservancy, the University of Utah College of Nursing 33 Development Committee, the State Board of Aging. She was also the President of the League for Women Voters and helped organize the International Women’s Year conference in 1977. In 2014, she campaigned with the Count My Vote initiative.

Mattis, Polish, American psychologist. Member Utah Women"s Forum, 1987, Women Concerned about Nuclear War, 1985; Member American Psychological Association, Utah Psychological Association (board directors 1984), Society Psychological Study Social Issues, Utah Psychologists in Private Practice (president 1984), International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality&  Dissociation, Psi Chi, Kappa Lambda Pi, Pi Lambda Theta.

Gustina worked at Parkdale Care Center as a dietician and was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

Nebeker was a founding member of the Women's Resource Center at the U.

Linda K. Newell co-edited Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, as well as the award-winning biography, Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith. The biography, published in 1984, won several prizes including the David Wooley and Beatrice Cannon Evans Award for Excellence in Western and Mormon Biography.

Grethe did graduate work at Radcliffe College, Southern Connecticut State College, Harvard College, and the University of Utah. She has been instrumental in the founding of The Children’s Justice Centers in Utah.  She married Dr. Chase Peterson who was president of the University of Utah from 1983-1991.

  •  Heidi Redd

In 1967, Redd and her then-husband Robert purchased the Indian Creek Cattle Company and historic Dugout Ranch near Canyonlands National Park. They ran cattle on 5,200 acres of land with 300,000 acres of grazing allotments. Redd partnered with The Nature Conservancy Utah Chapter in 1997 in order to preserve the ranch’s biodiversity and unspoiled red rock scenery, and in 2009 established the Canyonlands Research Center as a year-around outdoor laboratory for studying the region’s ecological health.

Reiser enrolled in the LDS Hospital Nursing School, then adjacent to the hospital. She lived in curfew- controlled dormitories as a student nurse eventually serving in the Army Nurses Corp caring for World War II veterans.

Rothfels became the Executive Secretary of the Utah Tennis Association in 1969, coached the women’s tennis team at the University of Utah, and, in 1973, became the manager of the Salt Lake Swimming and Tennis Club.

Shepherd taught high school and college English in Utah, in Washington, and at the American University of Cairo. In 1974, Shepherd served as Utah County coordinator for the Wayne Owens for Senate Campaign. She was affiliated with the Salt Lake County Division of Social Services in the mid-1970s, serving first as assistant to the director and then as director. In 1978 Shepherd became director of continuing education for Westminster College. That year also saw the debut of Network magazine, a publication designed for women moving away from traditional home-centered roles. Shepherd was editor of Network and president of Webster Publishing for ten years. In 1988, she was appointed director of development and community relations for the Graduate School of Business and College of Business at the University of Utah. In 1992, Shepherd defeated Republican Enid Greene for the 2nd district congressional seat on a platform that stressed children's issues, fiscal responsibility, deficit reduction, and congressional reform. Following her defeat by Greene in 1994, Shepherd taught at the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. After serving as an election monitor on the West Bank and Gaza, she joined former President Jimmy Carter and an international delegation in monitoring the January 1996 election in that area. She was appointed as U.S. Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 1996.

Silver earned a PhD in English literature from Harvard University and is currently a research historian, annotating forty-five years of diaries written by Emmeline B. Wells (1828–1921), Latter-day Saint editor and woman’s leader.

Smith was a bookseller and owner of A Woman's Place Bookstore located in Salt Lake City, since 1987.

Supplee graduated with a BFA from Northern Arizona University before moving to Moab, Utah. For a decade she worked as a guide on the Colorado, Green, and San Juan Rivers. She is an artist and sculptor.

  •  Elizabeth "Betty" Tatham

Taylor-Anderson, graduated from the Communication department in 1959. She went on to have a long career in broadcasting, famously known as Miss Julie on "Romper Room," a nationally franchised TV show filmed locally at KSL-TV.

Emma Lou Thayne attended the University of Utah, graduating with her Bachelors is 1945 and her MA in the 1960s. She taught English and coached tennis at the University of Utah, serving on the faculty for over 30 years. Thayne was an award-winning poet, novelist, and essayist. She served on several boards including the Deseret News and the Utah Arts Council.

Walker was an American politician who served as the 15th governor of Utah. She was sworn into office on November 5, 2003, shortly before her 73rd birthday, as Utah's first female governor. She was also the first female Lieutenant Governor of Utah. She was a member of the Republican Party.

  • Louise Christiansen Clyde: an interview with Diane Clyde Carr about her mother

  • Anne Nielsen Erickson

  • Betty Barney Evenson

  • Sue Stevenson Leth

  • Heidi Redd

  • Serena Supplee

  • Elizabeth "Betty" Tatham

  • Lavina Fielding Anderson

  • Lily Ann Hoffman Balsley

  • Carol Conroy Browning

  • Betsy Burton

  • Carol Ann Edison

  • Vella Neil Evans

  • Margaret Louise Ashley "Peggy" Hatch

  • Shirley Marshall

  • Judith Evelyn Miller McConkie

  • Marilyn Kennedy O'Gwin

  • Jane Hunter Sleight

  • Lucille Tibbitts Stoddard

  • Susan "Rusty" Hendrick Wheaton
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