LDS Women’s History
Studying the history of Relief Society gives definition and expression to who we are as disciples and followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ. ~Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
There’s a great (unofficial) site called LDS Women of God that explores much of the Mormon history of the Relief Society. We’ve had people searching our site for information on the Mormon history of the Relief Society, so we thought this would be a good resource to share.
The history of the Mormon Church’s organization for women is a focus of our visiting teaching messages this year, so this is another place we can read and re-read about important parts of our Mormon history that our general Relief Society leaders felt would help Mormon women catch more of a vision for what Relief Society is all about.
Ultimately, the value of history is not so much in its dates, times, and places. It is valuable as it teaches us the principles, purposes, and patterns we are to follow, and it helps us to know who we are, what we are to do, and unites us in strengthening the homes of Zion and building the kingdom of God on the earth. ~Sister Julie B. Beck
Jan Tolman provides a brief summary of the Relief Society, see this article: The History of the Relief Society. You can also find a concise summary of the organization’s history in this MormonWiki.com article on the Relief Society.
But for those who are interested in more detail, consider this long list of posts that explore the historical contributions of the Relief Society:
Relief Society Social Services
You can also find more information about each of the presidents of the Relief Society.
Bios of Mormon Relief Society Presidents
You can also find minutes to Relief Society meetings: