A Journal’s Journey through Church History

Follow the path of a donated historic journal from its arrival, through cataloging and conservation work, and on to its new home in the library’s secure storage. This brief film is narrated by historians, archivists, and conservation experts from the Church History Department. The church history library welcomes donations of materials related to the Church […]

The Story of the Dutch Potato Project

https://youtu.be/jFBi67AI0m8In the aftermath of World War II, Dutch Latter-day Saints were asked to give the few potatoes they had to struggling Church members from Germany. They learned that Christlike love heals the wounds caused by human actions. Trust had vanished between World War II survivors in the netherlands. Mission president Cornelius Zappey searched for a […]

History Minute: The Iwakura Mission

From Wikipedia: On 23 December 1871 the mission sailed from Yokohama on the SS America (1869), bound for San Francisco. Arriving in San Francisco on 15 January 1872, the group travelled by train via Salt Lake City and Chicago eventually reaching Washington, D.C. on 29 February. The mission’s stay in the United States was extended with an attempt to negotiate […]

Joseph Smith Papers Roundtable: Salvation and Revelation as Communal Experiences

On Friday, September 18, 2020, the joseph smith papers Project held the fourth annual Joseph Smith Papers Conference. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the event was held online.  Presentations explore aspects of Joseph Smith’s interrelated worldviews, including race, politics, finance, and theology. Papers engage with themes found in volumes 10 and 11 of the […]

History Minute: Pioneer Park

pioneer park sits on a 10-acre plot of land, named for Mormon settlers who established Salt Lake City. It hosted many First Nations encampments over the centuries for the same reason it drew the pioneers: natural springs and a source of water. In July of 1847—a week after their arrival in the valley—the eponymous pioneers […]