The Influence of Rose Marie Reid

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Episode 21: The Influence of Rose Marie Reid
Andrew Reed
December 2020

You may not know about Rose Marie Reid. After this episode, you’ll know why you should. In the 1950s she not only revolutionized women’s swimwear and established a multi-million dollar industry, but she also counseled with apostles about how to improve missionary work and establish relationships between Jewish and Latter-day Saint faiths, influencing interfaith dialogue today. Dr. Andrew Reed discusses the impact of this remarkable woman who built a family, built a business, and built the Kingdom of God.


Rose Marie Reid, LeGrand Richards, and ‘The Plan for Teaching the Gospel to Jewish People’ (Mormon Historical Studies).

Click here to see an online exhibit from BYU’s Library of Rose Marie Reid’s life and work. 

Click here to learn more about professor Andrew Reed