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The Joseph Smith Papers

The authoritative source for the writings, teachings, and records of Joseph Smith



    New Content on the Joseph Smith Papers Website

    | Joseph Smith Papers Project

    The Joseph Smith Papers is pleased to announce its latest web publication. Though the publication of Documents, Volume 15 on 27 June 2023 marked the completion of the print edition of the Joseph Smith Papers, more content will continue to be posted to the Joseph Smith Papers website in coming months. This release features the entirety of Revelations and Translations, Volume 5: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, including all annotation and introductions; four essays contextualizing legal cases Joseph Smith was involved with in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois; legal documents for two cases about Joseph Smith’s estate; several deeds in which Emma Smith or her children were named as owners of property, with an introduction explaining coverture laws in Ohio and Illinois; an account of two discourses Joseph Smith purportedly gave in June 1844, with an introduction and chart listing known versions of these discourses; and more than 150 new biographical entries.

    About the Joseph Smith Papers Project

    Joseph Smith (1805–1844) was the founding prophet and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Joseph Smith Papers Project is an effort to transcribe, contextualize, and publish all his writings and teachings, including revelations, translations, letters, discourses, journals, histories, and legal and financial records.

    Published Volumes

    The Joseph Smith Papers will consist of twenty-seven volumes, divided into five series: Documents, Journals, Revelations and Translations, Histories, and Administrative Records; two additional series, the Legal Records series and the Financial Records series, will be published online.