Provo: J. W. Dangerfield, Printer, 1907?  pp. 9.5 X 15 cm. Yellow wrappers. Minor soiling to covers.
First pages list members and Officers; Third and fourth pages are Pledge and Motto and Summary of Year's Work; Next several pages detail events from October to the end of the following May; The organization's Constitution and By-Laws finish up the booklet.
Utah Sorosis means Utah Sisters. The literary club, founded in 1897 in Provo, consisted of several wives of BYU faculty who were determined to keep up with their intelligent husbands. Instead of reading popular novels at the time, each one picked a subject, often a current political topic, to research and would teach the other women. The “serious intent” of the 18 charter members in 1897, all wives of university professors, was to work toward the highest development of its members through study and work. Last names like Cluff, Beesley and Smoot are amongst the founding members. Many early Sorosis club activities occurred at the Roberts Hotel, built in 1882 and razed 2004, on Provo’s University Avenue including anniversary parties and special celebrations. Condition: Very good. Item #29408