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Hiram Mace journal

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Hiram Mace journal (MSS 8734).  This leather-bound journal kept by Mace was likely created in approximately 1860. Contents include genealogical information of Mace’s posterity, including birth and death dates. Also includes a brief autobiographical sketch of Mace’s life from …

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Mormon economic history exhibit – Church History Symposium, March 1, 2018

For those who are planning to attend the upcoming Church History Symposium at BYU on March 1, L. Tom Perry Special Collections will have on display a special exhibit of artifacts and documents from our collections related to the Symposium’s theme of Mormon economic and financial history.  On exhibit will be original Mormon currency from …

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Lilburn W. Boggs letter

On October 27, 1838, Missouri governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued Missouri Executive Order 44, known more commonly among Latter-day Saints as the “Extermination Order,” in response to the conflict between Mormon and Missouri settlers in the northwestern counties of the state.  The premise of the order was that the Mormons should be “exterminated” or driven from the …

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The Story behind the Stories of the Mormon Missouri Experience, 1838-1839

Few stories from the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints create stronger emotions and more vivid images than those from the Church’s first ventures into Missouri.  Words like “Adam-ondi-Ahman” or “the New Jerusalem” often emit feelings of joy and excitement.  However, mention Hawn’s Mill, Governor Boggs and his “Extermination Order,” …

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Capt. Dan Jones Exhibit

Capt. Dan Jones – missionary to Wales To celebrate the bi-centennial year of the birth of Capt. Dan Jones, the well known missionary to Wales, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections of the Brigham Young University Library is hosting an exhibition of many of his writings and publications. (Special Collections is located on the first …

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