Relief Society Magazine

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The Relief Society Magazine
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Relief Society Magazine cover 1917
Categories Religion
Frequency Monthly
Founder Susa Young Gates
Year founded 1915
Final issue
— Number
December 1970 (1970-12)
Vol 57 No 12
Company The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Country United States
Language English

Relief Society Magazine, including the Relief Society Bulletin of 1914,[1] was the official publication of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1915 to 1970. It succeeded the earlier, and privately owned, Woman's Exponent, which was begun in 1872. The magazine was an important publishing outlet for Utah women, and was run by women editors. The founding editor, Susa Young Gates, edited the magazine from 1915 to 1922.

The December 1970 issue of the Relief Society Magazine was its last. The LDS Church discontinued the magazine as part of the implementation of the Priesthood Correlation Program. Thus, the magazine, and several others within the church, was replaced by the Ensign.[2]


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  1. ^ The guides and bulletins of 1914, although not officially part of the magazine, were bound as the first volume. See "About the Relief Society Magazine Index".
  2. ^ Sharp, Marianne Clark, "Editorial: Facing Forward", Relief Society Magazine, December 1970, pp. 894-95.


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