Archive: "Mormonism, Utah, and the West" Category

History of the Doctrine and Covenants exhibit

It’s that time of year again!  Our annual “History of Doctrine and Covenants” exhibit is on display now in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. This exhibit takes the viewer through the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, from handwritten manuscripts to being published in book form in 1835. Later editions with significant additions or deletions …

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Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner papers

To continue in our celebration of women’s history this month, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a newly digitized collection: Mary E. Lightner papers (Vault MSS 363).  Known to most Latter-day Saints by her maiden name, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, Lightner is most well-known for her role as a young …

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Emmeline B. Wells collection

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the official adoption of the 19th amendment, granting women in the United States the right to vote, which will be on August 18, 2020, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a newly digitized collection: Emmeline B. Wells collection (Vault MSS 805). The …

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Margaret Y. Taylor biography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Margaret Y. Taylor biography (MSS 1153). This is a typewritten biography by an unknown author with handwritten corrections. Margaret Young Taylor (1837-1919) was one of Latter-day Saint Church President John Taylor’s wives and served as vice president of the …

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Jackson County, Missouri, tax receipts

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Jackson County, Missouri, tax receipts (MSS SC 631).  The collection includes seven individual state and county property tax receipts for various properties owned in Jackson County, Missouri, from 1839 to 1843. While there are no known connections to Latter-day …

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Lorraine Rowley Thompson collection on Benson family

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lorraine Rowley Thompson collection on Benson family (MSS 8555).  This collection contains journals and correspondence related to the Richard and Phoebe Benson family. Includes journals kept by Richard during his Mormon missions to England, and letters he wrote to …

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Elizabeth Wood Kane writings

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection:Elizabeth Wood Kane writings (Vault MSS 792, Series 6, Subseries 4).  This is part of the sixth series of the larger Kane family papers (Vault MSS 792), which primarily relate to Thomas and Elizabeth Kane. This subseries contains autobiographical and …

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190th anniversary of the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Today is April 6, 2020.  Exactly 190 years ago today, on April 6, 1830, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in Fayette, New York by Joseph Smith. To celebrate this occasion, you can read one of the first printings of the revelation that was received that day, known as “The Articles …

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