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Sixth Annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive



Christine M. Durham, Retired Justice of the Utah Supreme Court

Thursday, March 7, 2019

7:00 p.m.

J. Willard Marriott Library Gould Auditorium, Level 1
295 South 1500 East
University of Utah

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Christine Durham

Photo credit: Julia Ritchey, KUER 90.1 FM


In recognition of the complexity and change experienced by 20th century women in Utah and elsewhere, the mission of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive is to document and preserve the history of women whose lives and work helped create social and cultural change.


  1. To collect and preserve life history interviews of women who represent social and cultural change
  2. To create a collective account of women's 20th century history that reflects the diversity of women and represents the efforts of women of all religious, ethnic, and racial groups and across all geographic areas
  3. To work with the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library archivists to identify and acquire the personal papers and collections of women
  4. To support opportunities for scholarship and writing about the activities of women in the 20th century in the form of scholarly grants and special events

photo of Aileen Clyde with black and white photographsAileen Clyde graduated with high honors from Brigham Young University and taught English there for ten years. At the invitation of the Utah Judicial Council, Aileen chaired the Utah Task Force on Gender and Justice. She was awarded the Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Courts) Award by the Utah Judicial Conference for uncommon commitment to the Judiciary's goal of equal justice for all. The American Judicature Society awarded Aileen the Herbert Harley distinction for the promotion of the effective administration of justice. She served twelve years on the Utah State Board of Regents and also served on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. From 1990 to 1997 she served in the General Presidency of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Aileen is the past chair of the Coalition for Utah's Future and is special advisor to Envision Utah. She was a member of several nonprofit board of directors as well as the Board of Trustees of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. Amongst all of this, Aileen worked as a certified construction flag person where she learned about a different world of work and was surprised by the uproar her unconventional employment evoked in friendly observers. She and her late husband, Hal M. Clyde, have three married sons, six granddaughters and five grandsons and eleven great-grandchildren.

We are seeking relevant materials to add to the Clyde Archives as well as financial contributions to support archival activities such as processing, digitizing, and creating exhibitions. Your donation will support the library's proactive community outreach to the campus, state, national, and global communities. If you are interested in contributing materials, please contact Liz Rogers, Interim Head of Special Collections Manuscripts Division, at 801-585-3076 or by email or Gregory C. Thompson, Associate Dean for Special Collections, at 801-581-8046.


Todd Samuelson
Assistant Director of Special Collections

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Related Links

Aileen H. Clyde Twentieth Century Women's Legacy Archive video

Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Kathleen Flake, Ph.d., "On No Longer Being Anonymous"

Dr. Marie Cornwall: "20th Century Women as Mothers of Invention" (text)

Board of Advisors

Aileen H. Clyde

Sheryl Allen

Katie Clyde

Kevin E. Clyde

Marie Cornwall

Cecelia (Cece) H. Foxley

Carol Lee Hawkins

Kenneth A. Okazaki

Gregory A. Prince

Todd Samuelson, Ex Officio

Inaugural Donations

Afton Bradford Bradshaw

Louise Degn

Chieko Nishimura Okazaki

Karen Shepherd

Emma Lou Warner Thayne

 Last Modified 7/20/19