The Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies in the Claremont Graduate University's School of Religion was established in 2008. The appointment of the Chair results in the creation of a wide array of Mormon Studies courses, lectures, and conferences that will now be offered on a regular basis. The Claremont Mormon Studies collection contains videos and related materials selected from these courses, lectures and conferences.
Currently, the collection consists of video presentations, papers and other records from three conferences.
Our Visions, Our Voices: Mormon Women's Literary Tour was held on March 22, 2010. This poetry reading featured the works of three visiting poets: Joanna Brooks, Susan Scott, and Lisa Van Orme Hadley and one resident poet, Elisa Pulido.
Mormonism Through the Eyes of Women: Envisioning New Spaces for Theology and Practice was held on Friday, March 27, 2009. This conference was sponsored by The Singer Foundation, The LDS Council on Mormon Studies, The Claremont School of Religion and The Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association.
Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices: Agency in the Lives of Mormon Women, held on February 5, 2011, explored the choices, insights, and agency of Mormon women. Keynote speakers included Aileen Clyde, former 2nd Counselor in the Latter-day Saint General Relief Society Presidency, and Emily Clyde Curtis, her granddaughter and co-editor of the Exponent II magazine. Other speakers addressed theories of agency and subjectivity in the lives of women as well as themes found in Claremont Graduate University's Mormon Women's Oral History Project.
This collection will continue to grow as material is added from upcoming events, so please check back for updates.