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. 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.
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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.