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  1. 19th-Century Mormon Article Newspaper Index

    19th-Century Mormon Article Newspaper Index

    A bibliography of national newspaper articles dating from 1831 to 1900, which deal in some way with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, or with the territory or state of Utah.

  2. 19th-Century Publications about the Book of Mormon (1829–1844)

    19th-Century Publications about the Book of Mormon (1829–1844)

    Since its publication in 1830, both Latter-day Saint and non-Latter-day Saint readers have cast the Book of Mormon in a variety of roles. This collection represents an effort to gather together that body of literature and make it available to those interested in the origins of the Book of Mormon.

  3. A Mormon Bibliography, 1830–1930

    This site is an electronic version of the printed bibliography A Mormon Bibliography, 1830–1930.

  4. American Travelers in Italy

    American Travelers in Italy

    The Italian Travel Literature collection makes a number of titles available in full-text-searchable format for students, faculty, and others interested in Italian Studies.

  5. Benjamin Cluff Diaries

    Four diaries and their respective transcripts covering Cluff’s life during the period from 1881-1909

  6. Benson Institute Theses

    Benson Institute Theses

    Electronic theses sponsored or assisted by the Benson Institute at BYU.

  7. BYU History

    BYU History

    The BYU History Collection includes many student publications (Academic Review, The Banyan, Business Journal, The Normal, and The White and Blue) which documents the life of the university from the 1890s to the 1920s. It includes information on campus events and student life, as well advertisements, editorials and essays. Additionally, the collection includes Campus Photographs from 1875–1975.

  8. BYU Master's Theses on Mormonism

    BYU Master’s Theses on Mormonism

    Master’s Theses on Mormonism published at BYU since the early ’30s

  9. BYU Web Archive

    A collection of blogs, websites, social media, news, and other Internet content relating to or created by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and captured using the Internet Archive.

  10. C. R. Savage Collection

    C. R. Savage Collection

    Over 1,000 images from one of the foremost 19th-century landscape photographers of the western United States. The collection includes portraits of many prominent Mormon leaders, some Native American portraits, and views of Utah and the west mining operations.

  11. Campus Photographs

    Campus Photographs

    This collection contains historical photographs that document campus life at Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University–Idaho, and Brigham Young University–Hawaii. Images include student life, athletic competitions, campus buildings, portraits of individuals, and aerial shots of the various campuses.

  12. Children's Book and Play Review

    Children’s Book and Play Review

    Produced by the Harold B. Lee Library, the Department of Teacher Education, and the Department of Theatre and Media Arts.

  13. Church Chronology: A Record of Important Events

    Church Chronology: A Record of Important Events

    Compiled by Andrew Jenson in 1914, this collection includes chronological information of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1805–1913.

  14. Civilization Collection

    Civilization Collection

    Selected images from civilizations around the world

  15. Daily Enquirer

    Daily Enquirer

    One of the oldest Provo, Utah newspapers, published from 1889–1908, also known under the title Provo Daily Enquirer.

  16. Department of Theatre and Media Arts Theatre Production Slides

    Slides, photographs, programs, and information about theatre shows that were put on by Brigham Young University from 1970 to 2004.

  17. Deseret News

    Deseret News

    The weekly edition of the Deseret News was published from June 15, 1850 to December 10, 1898; it was the first newspaper published in the Utah Territory, only three years after the Mormon pioneers settled in the Great Salt Lake Valley.

  18. Deseret News Extra

    Deseret News Extra

    This collection of early Mormon publications includes books, missionary tracts, doctrinal treatises, hymnals, and periodicals that helped define doctrinal development and historical movements of the Mormon people in the 19th Century.

  19. Didymus Papyrus

    Didymus Papyrus

    A portion of Didymus the Blind’s (AD 313–398) Commentary on the Psalms

  20. Edith Irvine Collection

    Edith Irvine Collection

    293 photographs of California. Especially stunning are her 1906 San Francisco earthquake images, with other important California images from the Electra Power Project (1898–1902), Mokelumne Hill, and Yosemite National Park.

  21. Eisenhower Communiqués

    Eisenhower Communiqués

    WWII Daily Battle Communiques searchable by personal and city names

  22. Electronic Theses and Dissertations

    Electronic Theses and Dissertations

    Electronic versions of works submitted to the BYU School of Graduate Studies

  23. Encyclopedia of Mormonism (1992 Print Version)

    Encyclopedia of Mormonism (1992 Print Version)

    Macmillan’s: 1992 Encyclopedia of Mormonism

  24. Encyclopedia of Mormonism (Wiki Version)

    Encyclopedia of Mormonism (Wiki Version)

    Macmillan’s: 1992 Encyclopedia of Mormonism

  25. Evening and Morning Star

    Evening and Morning Star

    The collection includes newspapers from 1832–1836, written in Kirtland, Ohio and Independence, Missouri. It has been inferred by scholars that Oliver Cowdery was the earliest editor of the newspaper.

  26. Foundations of the Restoration

    REL C 225 sources database

  27. French Political Pamphlets

    French Political Pamphlets

    The collection of French Political Pamphlets in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections (LTPSC) at Brigham Young University features more than 2,100 pamphlets published between 1547 and 1626.

  28. Fruits of Their Labors: Orchards in Utah Valley

    Fruits of Their Labors: Orchards in Utah Valley

    The stories of the fruit orchards are an integral part of the history of Utah Valley. In July 2004, participants in a field school (co-sponsored by the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center and Harold B. Lee Library’s Wilson Folklore Archives) interviewed orchard growers across Utah Valley to document agricultural traditions. The information gathered during this field school—including interviews, transcripts and photographs—are included in this digital collection.

  29. George Beard Collection

    George Beard Collection

    Landscape artist George Beard (1854–1944), was also an ‘artist with a camera.’ The almost 1800 photographs of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming in this digital collection demonstrate an artist’s eye for composition and lighting.

  30. George Edward Anderson Collection

    George Edward Anderson Collection

    14,020 images taken ca. 1878–1928, which includes studio and environmental portraits, mostly of Utah residents; Utah railroad and mining history (including the 1900 Scofield mine disaster); and Mormon (LDS) Church historic sites.

  31. German Maps (Topographische Karte 1:25,000)

    German Maps (Topographische Karte 1:25,000)

    A set of topographic maps of pre-World War II Germany, originally printed by the German government, and confiscated by the British and U.S. military after the war. Most of these maps are reprints by the British Geographical Section, General Staff, or the U.S. Army Map Service.

  32. Government Documents

    Material published by every federal agency spanning over 150 years.

  33. Historical Clothing Collection

    Historical Clothing Collection

    The Historical Clothing Collection of BYU’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts features artifacts from the late eighteenth century through the 1990s. The collection is organized by period, type, and gender.

  34. Huntington Bagley Collection

    Huntington Bagley Collection

    Elfie Huntington and Joseph Bagley were noted portrait photographers of the early 20th century, who were trained by George Edward Anderson. This digital collection selects approximately 4,500 images out of their collection of over 15,000 studio and environmental portraits from central and southern Utah.

  35. Interactive Archivist

    Interactive Archivist

    Using case studies, this publication highlights how archivists are utilizing Web 2.0 technologies to improve the delivery of services and information to their user base.

  36. John Donne Sermons

    John Donne Sermons

    Access to the complete John Donne sermon texts for scholars and interested readers

  37. John F. A. Seggar Rugby Papers

    Records regarding the rugby team at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah from 1968 to 2003.

  38. Joseph C. Nelson Photographs of Brigham Young University

    Forty-seven photographs documenting campus life in the 1920s

  39. Journal of Discourses

    Journal of Discourses

    Published from 1853 to 1886, this periodical contains stenographic reports of sermons of the LDS Church authorities. The discourses cover all aspects of Mormon life, although most are doctrinal in nature.

  40. Leslie Norris Critical Bibliography

    Bibliography listing secondary literature about Norris’s creative work

  41. Letters of Philip II, King of Spain

    Letters of Philip II, King of Spain

    These letters from Philip II, King of Spain—mainly to Don Diego de Orellana de Chaves, Royal Governor of Spain’s northern coast—date from the time of naval war against England and France, 1592–1597.

  42. Lord Baden Powell Papers

    Lord Baden Powell Papers

    Letters, scrapbooks, photographs, and more documenting Powell’s life, including his work to establish the Scouting movement.

  43. Marcel Schwob Collection

    Marcel Schwob Collection

    The Marcel Schwob Digital Collection is a digital publication of 72 previously unpublished letters. The collection also includes a digital version of Marcel Schwob: Correspondance Inédite (Droz 1985), edited by former BYU Professor and Schwob scholar John Alden Green

  44. Marcus Bach Collection

    Marcus Bach Collection

    Marcus Bach works related to philosophy and spiritual understanding including books and his Outreach Newsletter

  45. Millennial Star

    Millennial Star

    The Millennial Star was the longest running Latter-day Saint (LDS) periodical, published continuously for 130 years until discontinued in 1970.

  46. Miscellaneous Books

    Miscellaneous Books

    Titles featured in this collection include Church Chronology: A Record of Important Events Pertaining to the History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, and Progressive Men of Eastern Idaho.

  47. Mormon Missionary Collections

    Missionary-related manuscript collections

  48. Mormon Missionary Diaries

    Mormon Missionary Diaries

    A growing and geographically varied collection of original writings from the 1830s into the 1960s.

  49. Mormon Publications: 19th and 20th Centuries

    Mormon Publications: 19th and 20th Centuries

    This collection of early Mormon publications includes books, missionary tracts, doctrinal treatises, hymnals, and periodicals, which helped define the doctrinal development and historical movements of the Mormon people in the 19th and the 20th centuries.

  50. Mormon Studies Resources

    The Harold B. Lee Library’s resource guide for online material on Mormon theology, history, culture, and people.

  51. Mormons and Their Neighbors

    Mormons and Their Neighbors

    The Mormons and Their Neighbors database is an index to over 100,000 biographical sketches appearing in 236 published volumes. These sketches include persons living between 1820 and 1981 in northern Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, Southern California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and southwestern Canada.

  52. New World Archaeological Foundation

    New World Archaeological Foundation

    The NWAF papers are reports of fieldwork and of studies of subjects related to Mesoamerican (southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and western Honduras) archaeology.

  53. Overland Trails

    Overland Trails

    Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846–1869 showcases original pioneer writings

  54. Papyri Multi-spectral Imaging Project

    The Ancient Textual Imaging Group (ATIG) at BYU has pioneered developments into enhancing texts of deteriorated and damaged papyri using multi-spectral imaging. This research collection represents the completion of a two-year venture by ATIG to capture, process, and provide public access to high-quality multi-spectral images of hundreds of legibly problematic papyrus documents from collections at the University of Michigan; University of California, Berkeley; and Columbia University.

  55. Paul R. Cheesman Collection

    Paul R. Cheesman Collection

    Dr. Paul Robert Cheesman (1921–1991) is well known for his study of ancient American archaeology and ancient scripture. More than 500 photographic images in this collection have been digitized for the online collection—showing a variety of buildings, landscapes, and artifacts from Mesoamerican archaeological sites in Mexico, Central America, and Peru.

  56. Primrose International Viola Archive (PIVA)

    The largest repository of materials related to the viola in the world, including the Ulrich Drüner Collection of Viola Music.

  57. Provo Historical Images

    Provo Historical Images

    Featuring more than 800 views of Provo City and the vicinity, Provo Historical Images captures the growth and change of Provo from the 1870s through the 1990s.

  58. Relief Society Magazine Index

    Relief Society Magazine Index

    This index includes the major standard categories of material: lessons, articles, fiction, poetry, plays, recipes, notes from the field (ward and stake Relief Societies), and happenings (individuals) from the Relief Society Magazine (1914–1970).

  59. Religious Education Image Archive

    Religious Education Image Archive

    Includes the Religious Education Image Archive Collection

  60. Religious Studies Center

    Religious Studies Center

    The out-of-print publications of the Religious Studies Center, the research and publication arm of Religious Education.

  61. Syriac Studies Reference Library

    Syriac Studies Reference Library

    The Syriac Studies Reference Library is a collection of rare and out-of-print titles that are of vital importance for Syriac studies

  62. The Evening and the Morning Star

    The Evening and the Morning Star

    The first Mormon newspaper had its conception at a Church conference in Ohio in September 1831 when William W. Phelps, a new convert and a veteran newspaperman, was directed to purchase a press and type and establish a newspaper in Independence, Missouri. The first regular number of the Star appeared in June, and between June 1832 and July 1833, Phelps published a total of fourteen numbers before the press was destroyed on July 20, 1833.

  63. The Evening and the Morning Star Extra

    The Evening and the Morning Star Extra

    The Star Extra reprints the Missouri handbill together with two editorial comments by Oliver Cowdery. Its main text, entitled ‘The Mormons’ So Called, is signed by Parley Pratt, Newel Knight, John Carrill and dated December 12, 1833. It recounts the events leading up to the destruction of the Star office, the agreement of the Saints to leave Jackson County by April 1, 1834, and their violent expulsion in November 1833.

  64. Utah Digital Newspapers

    Utah Digital Newspapers

    An archive of newspapers from various counties in the State of Utah from the early 1850s to the 1970s.

  65. Victoria R.I. Bibliography

    This site is a completed, electronic version of the printed bibliography Victoria R. I., representing the nucleus of the library’s Victorian Collection.

  66. Walter Mason Camp Collection

    Walter Mason Camp Collection

    86 photographic images of the Indian Wars of North America, 1865–1890.

  67. Web Archive: Brigham Young University–Hawaii Collection

    A compilation of websites created by Brigham Young University–Hawaii

  68. Web Archive: Brigham Young University–Provo Collection

    A compilation of websites created by Brigham Young University

  69. Web Archive: LDS Authors Collection

    Blogs and websites of LDS fiction authors; also includes websites about LDS literature and writing

  70. Web Archive: Mormon Artists Collection

    A collection of Mormon artwork and artists

  71. Web Archive: Mormon Blogs Collection

    Blogs featuring Mormon lifestyle and culture

  72. Web Archive: Mormon Journals & Magazines Collection

    Online magazines and journals devoted to Mormon topics and themes

  73. Web Archive: Mormon Missionary Collection

    Documents, blogs, websites, and other web content related to or created by Mormon missionaries

  74. Web Archive: Mormon Websites Collection

    Websites devoted to topics on Mormonism

  75. Web Archive: Mormon Wikipedia Collection

    A topical collection of Mormonism from articles and postings to the English version of Wikipedia

  76. Web Archive: Mormonism & Latin America Collection

    Blogs, websites, and other Internet content about Mormonism that also feature a strong Latin American presence

  77. Web Archive: News Feeds on Mormonism Collection

    A daily news feed of articles from around the world about Mormonism

  78. Web Archive: Senator Orrin Hatch Collection

    Websites featuring Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah

  79. Web Archive: Tweet Collection

    Collection of Twitter feeds by or about Mormonism

  80. Web Archive: Video Collection

    Videos from the Internet that document Mormonism or its culture in a significant manner

  81. Weir Family Papers & Photographs

    The Weir Family Papers and Weir Family Photographs document the lives of various members of the Weir family, including Robert Walter Weir (1803–1889), John Ferguson Weir (1841–1926), and Julian Alden Weir (1852–1919). The collection contains correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, manuscripts, speeches, artwork, clippings, and published material relating to the family, dating from 1765 to 1929. The bulk of the collection relates to Julian Alden Weir.

  82. Western Waters Digital Library

    Western Waters Digital Library

    Data on the great rivers of the West, with initial concentration on the Colorado, Columbia, Platte, and Rio Grande.

  83. William A. Wilson Folklore Archives—Student Projects

  84. William Gates Papers

    A variety of materials relating to the languages history and archaeology of the Indian peoples of Central America, and emphasizes the Mayan and Aztec civilizations.

  85. William Henry Jackson Collection

    William Henry Jackson Collection

    Almost 1,100 images from one of the most renowned 19th-century landscape photographers of the American West. The collection includes landscapes of the western United States and Mexico, but also 231 images of Asia and Pacific countries, 60 Native American portraits, and 30 pieces of art.

  86. Woman's Exponent

    Woman’s Exponent

    The Woman’s Exponent (1872–1914) was established for Latter-day Saint women, and operated independent of the Church. Editor Louise L. Greene declared in the first issue, ‘…we will endeavor, at all times, to speak freely on every topic of current interest, and on every subject as it arises in which the women of Utah, and the great sisterhood the world over, are specially interested.’

  87. World War II Photographs by J Malan Heslop

    World War II Photographs by J Malan Heslop

    More than 1,350 images scanned from negatives, original prints, and slides. Heslop served in the U.S. Army and documented the final months of World War II in Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Germany.

  88. Young Woman's Journal

    Young Woman’s Journal

    Founding editor Susa Young Gates emphasized the Young Woman’s Journal (1889–1929) ‘as an outlet for the literary gifts of the girl members…while representing the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.’