On Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, 2023, the Joseph Smith Papers Project hosted the final Joseph Smith Papers conference, commemorating the completion of the print series of The Joseph Smith Papers. The conference engaged with the following question: What have we learned from the Joseph Smith Papers Project?
Read all of the accounts of the First Vision written by Joseph Smith and his contemporaries during his lifetime
Documents, Volume 15: 16 May–27 June 1844 is the last volume in the Documents series. Featuring one hundred and four documents, the book covers the final six weeks of Joseph Smith’s life and illuminates the events that led to his death.
The Joseph Smith Papers is pleased to announce its latest web publication. This release features tithing and other donations recorded in the Book of the Law of the Lord from 1841 through 8 August 1845, along with an introduction to the records associated with Joseph Smith as trustee-in-trust for the church. It also includes an introduction and documents for the trial of the accused murderers of Joseph Smith; an introduction and documents for another of the legal cases about Joseph Smith’s estate; additional sets of photographs of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon; and over fourteen hundred new biographical entries.
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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.
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.