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Mormon History

A guide to Mormon history collections at The Huntington.

The Huntington has extensive holdings in Mormon printed texts and ephemera, which were greatly expanded with the acquisition in 1960 of the Joseph Loughran Collection, consisting of over 5,000 books, pamphlets, and periodicals.

Browse secondary sources, organized by subject, in the library catalog.

Foundational Texts

Parley P. Pratt, The autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt..., RB 248526, 1874. Book of Mormon collection
The Huntington holds a considerable number of copies of the Book of Mormon, many of which have been published in languages other than English.
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A voice of warning and instruction to all people: containing a declaration of the faith and doctrine of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints, commonly called Mormons ...
Call number: 348926

Joseph C. Loughran collection
Consists of correspondence, essays, bibliographical notes, bound volumes and ephemera either pertaining to or collected by Joseph C. Loughran. The majority of the items relate to Utah history from the 1860s to the 1940s and focus on Weber County, particularly the Ogden area.
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The Pearl of Great Price : Being a choice selection from the revelations, translations, and narrations of Joseph Smith, first prophet, seer, and revelator to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Call numbers: 253951, 402511

Image Credit: Parley P. Pratt, The autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, one of the twelve apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; embracing his life, ministry and travels, with extracts ... from his miscellaneous writings, 1888, RB 245176.

Newspapers & Broadsides

Evening and the Morning Star
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Latter day saints' messenger and advocate
Call number: 201923

Elders' Journal of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Call number: 316000

A circular, of the High Council. : To the members of the Church of Jesus Christ op [sic] Latter Day Saints, and to all whom it may concern...
Call number: 618345

Browse additional newspapers in the library catalog.