Name: Kate Holbrook
Title: Specialist in Women’s History, LDSChurch History Department; Writer at

What is one of my favorite resources for learning about Mormon foremothers is The Relief Society Magazine. The Relief Society Magazine contains primary accounts of all the thinking and doing of Relief Society members between 1915 and 1970. (Check out the RS Bulletin, too, for 1914.) Relief Society members kept terrific records and the content is engaging as well as useful. Note that you can read the magazine online, download it as a pdf, or download to a Kindle, so it is easily text searchable. I still prefer to visit the stacks to hold and read the issues as did the women who received them in the mail.