Joseph Smith Papers Project


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I was born in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five, on the twenty-third day of December, in the town of Sharon, Windsor county, State of Vermont . .

So begins the formal history of America’s most prominent religious leader, The Prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr..  His impact on the world’s religious landscape is simply unparalleled.   Well done, and Happy Birthday, Brother Joseph–and the history continues . . .

Joseph Smith Papers Project

Joseph Smith letter from Liberty Jail, March 21, 1839, is one of several thousand documents in the Joseph Smith Papers Project.

Elaine Jarvik, in this morning’s Deseret News writes about a documentary to be aired by KJZZ Television in Utah on Monday evening, 11/5/07. Unfortunately, if you don’t live in the inter-mountain west, you are not likely to see the documentary. Perhaps BYU-TV may pick it up for re-broadcast, who knows. But, it sounds as though a wider LDS audience would be interested in such a re-broadcast. I know I would. (more…)