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The Vietnam War as Seen in the Improvement Era
In this post, Michael Robison frames the Vietnam era through the lens of the Improvement Era and lists significant articles published in the Church periodical during the war.
25 May 2018
Significant Documents from Black Latter-day Saint History on Display
In conjunction with the First Presidency’s “Be One” commemorative event, the Church History Library is displaying documents that depict the rich history of black Latter-day Saints. Learn more about these important documents in this post.
21 May 2018
Gems from the Brigham Young Office Files
Jay Burrup’s three-part series on the Brigham Young Office Files collection concludes with several examples of the interesting and inspiring letters awaiting discovery. Our reference staff is ready to help with your research.
19 April 2018
Searching the Brigham Young Office Files Collection
In the second of three posts about the massive Brigham Young Office Files collection, Jay Burrup shares useful suggestions for exploring its fascinating contents through the Church History Catalog.
10 April 2018
Did Your Ancestors or Relatives Write to Brigham Young?
The Brigham Young Office Files are a key digital collection at the library and comprises thousands of pages of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Discover what it offers in the first of a three-post series.
20 March 2018
Mormon Pioneer Emigration Facts
Whether you’re preparing for a pioneer trek reenactment or researching the Mormon pioneer experience, these fascinating insights into the realities of life in wagon and handcart companies may surprise you.
6 March 2018
“This Little Paper”: Mission Periodicals at the Church History Library
Mission newsletters are common throughout the world today, but did you know they’ve been around since 1840? Tyson Thorpe gives some history and explains why they make useful research resources.
27 February 2018
Currency & Finance: Mormon Financial Documents Through the Years
Financial records provide a wealth of historical insight about the Church’s past and members’ everyday lives. Explore these rare and valuable resources in a temporary exhibit at the Church History Library.
20 February 2018
History Sleuths
One of our passions at the Church History Library is helping people solve Church history mysteries. Elise Reynolds explains how a seemingly unsolvable photo identification request inspired us to rev up our research engine.
13 February 2018
More on Local Records
Reference librarian Tyson Thorpe breaks down the categories of local records series and explains how to decipher their call numbers and access them through the Church History Catalog.
17 January 2018