Women’s OrganizationsGeneral Resources

    General Resources

    Online Resources:

    At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women

    At the Pulpit features 54 talks given by Latter-day Saint women from 1831 to 2016, with selections from every decade since the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the talks, women draw on inspiration and experience to explain and bear witness of their beliefs.

    Textual Resources:

    Heroines of the Restoration

    This book, published in 1997, is a collection of biographies of 22 different women involved in building up the Church during the Restoration years. The book was edited by Barbara B. Smith and Blythe Darlyn Thatcher and illustrated by Melissa Lowe.

    Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah

    This book is based on a series of lectures given on Latter-day Saint women in Utah and includes information on specific individuals as well as groups of women in Church history, such as school teachers and or plural wives. There are two editions, one published in 1976 and one published in 1997. Both were edited by Claudia L. Bushman.

    Mormon Women: Portraits and Conversations

    Written by James N. Kimball and Kent Miles, this book tells the stories, acquired through interviews, of 14 modern-day, ordinary modern-day Latter-day Saint women from all over the world.

    Women of Faith in the Latter Days, Volumes 1-4

    The Women of Faith in the Latter Days series highlights individual Latter-day Saint women, both prominent and obscure, born between 1775 and 1900. Using women’s personal writings, (such as excerpts from letters, journals, and autobiographies), each chapter focuses on a woman’s specific life experiences, rather than attempting to provide a comprehensive biography. Each volume has an e-book that contains bonus chapters not included in the print edition. The series was edited by Richard E. Turley Jr. and Brittany A. Chapman Nash.

    Women of the “Mormon” Church

    Written in 1926 by Susa Young Gates and Leah D. Widtsstoe, this short book provides an explanation of Latter-day Saint women by Latter-day Saint women and gives their views of on the role of women in the Church.

    Women’s Voices: An Untold History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830–1900

    This volume uses selections of primary source documents such as journals, letters, and diaries to relate the experience of Latter-day Saint women through their own records. The book documents the period of records between 1830 and –1900 and is arranged by time periods. It was written by Kenneth W. Godfrey, Audrey M. Godfrey, and Jill Mulvay Derr.