Guide to the Pleasant View, Utah, LDS Relief Society Records,
1902-1952

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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. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Historical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

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

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 Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in June of 2000

Acquisition Information :  

The records contained in this collection were discovered in the attic of John Cragun’s parents’ home in Pleasant View, Utah, and donated to USU Special Collections on March 12, 1999.

Related Materials :  

For more information concerning the Pleasant View Ward Relief Society see Earl Budge Cragun's book, A Type Study of Community Backgrounds for Education of Pleasant View, Weber County, Utah (979.27 P71-C v. 1). For in-depth information on the LDS Relief Society refer to Women of the Covenant: The Story of the Relief Society, written by Jill Derr, Janath Cannon, and Maureen Beecher (289.35 D448).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Annual Reports, 1921-1952
(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

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Membership and Financial Reports, 1902-1938
(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

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Minutes and Treasurers Books, 1905-1911
(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

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Incidental Reports, 1909-1952
(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

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Correspondence, 1914-1940
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
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

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Stake Relief Societies of Weber County, 1927
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

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Miscellaneous Articles, 1945, 1965, 1980
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

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    • Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon Church--Utah--Pleasant View.
    • Mormon women--Utah--Pleasant View.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Pleasant View (Weber County, Utah)--History.

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