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When completed, The Joseph Smith Papers will include accurate and unabridged transcripts of all extant Joseph Smith documents to which the editors can gain access. The project includes both print and electronic components. At present, it is contemplated that the print edition of The Joseph Smith Papers will consist of about two dozen volumes, divided into six series: Documents, Journals, Revelations and Translations, Histories, Administrative Records, and Legal, Business, and Financial Records. All of the printed material will eventually appear on the Joseph Smith Papers website. This website will also publish many documents in advance of the printed edition and will include many documents that will never be included in the printed volumes.
Journals, Volume 3: May 1843–June 1844, edited by Andrew H. Hedges, Alex D. Smith, and Brent Rogers
The third and final volume of the Journals series features journal entries from the last year of Joseph Smith’s life. Published in 2015, the volume discusses Joseph Smith’s teachings and the escalating conflict against Smith and the church.
Revelations and Translations: Manuscript Revelation Books (Facsimile Edition), edited by Robin Scott Jensen, Robert J. Woodford, and Steven C. Harper
The first volume of the Revelations and Translations series, published in 2009, features two manuscript books into which many of Joseph Smith’s revelations were copied by early church scribes.
Revelations and Translations, Volume 1: Manuscript Revelation Books, edited by Robin Scott Jensen, Robert J. Woodford, and Steven C. Harper
This volume of the Revelations and Translations series, published in 2011, presents the same textual transcripts and editorial material as the facsimile edition but does not include the photographs of each page of the revelation books.
Revelations and Translations, Volume 2: Published Revelations, edited by Robin Scott Jensen, Richard E. Turley Jr., and Riley M. Lorimer
Volume 2 of the Revelations and Translations series, published in 2011, presents Joseph Smith’s revelations in the form that most early Latter-day Saints read and experienced them.
Histories, Volume 1: Joseph Smith Histories, 1832–1844, edited by Karen Lynn Davidson, David J. Whittaker, Mark Ashurst-McGee, and Richard L. Jensen
Volume 1 of the Histories series, published in 2012, presents the six personal and church histories written, dictated, or closely supervised by Joseph Smith.
This volume, published in 2013, inaugurates the core series of The Joseph Smith Papers, the Documents series. It includes the first three years of what survives of Joseph Smith’s papers.
This second volume of the Documents series, published in 2013, contains revelations, correspondence, minutes of meetings in which Joseph Smith participated, and licenses provided to church officers.
The third volume of the Documents series, published in 2014, contains minutes, revelations, letters, architectural and city plans, priesthood licenses, legal documents, and an effort to classify the scriptures by topic.
The fourth volume of the Documents series, published in 2016, contains minutes, revelations, discourses, administrative records, legal documents, personal letters, and recorded blessings, among other documents.
The first and only volume of the Administrative Records series, to be published in the fall of 2016, contains the minutes of Council of Fifty meetings held in Nauvoo, Illinois, from March 1844 through January 1846.
Volumes of The Joseph Smith Papers are available to the public in a limited leather-bound edition. For pricing and availability, email Guestservices@deseretbook.com.
The following additional materials related to the published volumes are available:
• Indexes to Journals, Volume 1: 1832–1839 and Journals, Volume 2: December 1841–April 1843. Bound hard copies will also be sent free of charge upon request. To request a bound copy of either index from Deseret Book Company (the distributor for The Joseph Smith Papers), please fill out the Index Request Form.
• Combined index to volumes 1 and 2 of the Histories series.
• Using The Joseph Smith Papers: An Introduction to Journals, Volume 1 from the Inside Out.
• Errata sheets for Journals, Volume 1, Journals, Volume 2, Revelations and Translations, Manuscript Revelation Books (Facsimile Edition), Revelations and Translations, Volume 2, Histories, Volume 1, Histories, Volume 2, Documents, Volume 1, Documents, Volume 2, and Documents, Volume 3.