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“Be a true, progressive Latter-day Saint woman”

By: Ardis E. Parshall - February 06, 2013

After a year of publication as the Relief Society Bulletin, the name of the periodical was changed to Relief Society Magazine in 1915. This flyer was distributed during 1915 to advertise the Magazine and encourage all Relief Society members to subscribe. Most of these features would endure throughout the run of the Magazine, which last appeared in December 1970.

I know I’ve said it before, but it’s still true: Isn’t it amazing that something as flimsy and of as little apparent value as a loose advertisement like this, something no one would think to add to a library collection when it was newly printed, has survived for a century?





  1. Now that sounds like a magazine I’d like to get! Also, I like the “live” qualifier at the top.

    Comment by E. Wallace — February 6, 2013 @ 7:55 am

  2. And I like the word “progressive” at the bottom.

    Comment by Jeff Johnson — February 6, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

  3. Me, too — that’s why it made it into the title. :)

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — February 6, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

  4. I wonder if there is a counterpart for dead active members?

    If the Mormons in Heaven are anything like those on Earth, the answer is almost certainly yes. Although there might be different versions for the different kingdoms…

    Comment by Doug Hudson — February 8, 2013 @ 8:57 am

  5. You know, these different aspects of life were part of religion at one time… they have gradually been cut back to spiritual only, haven’t they? And all are lovely and of good report… perhaps more positive influence could be wielded today in putting out all those GOOD stories and information to help us all… a function now filled by the internet? (For good and ill!). Some things change, and some things remain the same…

    Comment by Deb — February 11, 2013 @ 11:00 am

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