Joseph Smith Papers Announces Launch of Newsletter and Publication of Tenth Volume

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We are also delighted to announce the publication of out tenth volume: Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, Brent M. Rogers, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodwood, and William G. Hartley, eds. Documents, Volume 3: February 1833−March 1834. Vol. 3 of the Documents series of The Joseph Smith Papers, edited by Ronald K. Esplin and Matthew J. Grow. Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2014. This volume contains minutes, revelations, letters, architectural and city plans, priesthood licenses, legal documents, and an effort to classify the scriptures by topic. Covering a time when opposition to Joseph Smith and his followers was intensifying in both Ohio and Missouri, this volume also includes documents relating to the building of temples, the establishment of the city of Zion, and the expulsion of church members from Jackson County, Missouri.

The Joseph Smith Papers Project divides documents into series, and thus far, two volumes have been published in the Journals series, three in the Revelations and Translations series, two in the Histories series, and now three in the Documents series. It is anticipated that at least ten more volumes will be produced. We are also continually adding new content, including thousands of pages of images and transcripts of documents, to our website,