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The Joseph Smith Papers: A Popular Topic of Discussion

October 2010, Salt Lake City

Both print and online publications have had much to say about The Joseph Smith Papers . For instance, Brigham Young University’s flagship academic journal, BYU Studies, devoted about half of an entire issue (volume 48, number 3 [2009]) to the first two volumes of The Joseph Smith Papers . See the BYU Studies website for more information.

The following articles offer a sampling of the many articles written about The Joseph Smith Papers:

Sacred Portraits: Photographer Makes Images for JSP Project ,” Deseret News ( Mormon Times section), 21 Oct. 2009

Newest Joseph Smith Papers Book Strikingly Different ,” Deseret News ( Mormon Times section), 22 Sept. 2009

In addition, editors of The Joseph Smith Papers have been interviewed by various media outlets. In this regard, a two-part interview conducted by the editors of the blog By Common Consent with two of the project’s scholars is particularly informative ( part 1 , part 2 ).

Journals, Volume 1 Honored

October 2010, Salt Lake City

Since its publication in 2008, Journals, Volume 1: 1832—1839, the first volume of The Joseph Smith Papers, has received the following awards:

Steven F. Christensen Best Documentary Award, Mormon History Association, 2009

Special Award in Textual Criticism and Bibliography, Association for Mormon Letters, 2009