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Special Collections: Remembering Joseph


Printing press

Photo by Bradley Slade

With rare books, manuscripts, and images of Joseph Smith, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in the Harold B. Lee Library honors the Prophet in the exhibition Remembering Joseph Smith Jr.: 1805–2005.

On display through April, the exhibit covers three eras in Joseph’s life: New York and New England, Ohio and Missouri, and Illinois. Included are first editions of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Commandments, and the Doctrine and Covenants, as well as first-run editions of early Mormon newspapers. A replica of the printing press that turned out the first copies of the Book of Mormon is also on display.