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The Diaries of Emmeline B. Wells

The diaries of Emmeline B. Wells provide a window into the life of one of the most influential Latter-day Saint women in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the diaries she is both historymaker, as she meets with presidents and works with national suffrage leaders, and historian, as she documents noteworthy events, daily interactions with her family and members of her community, and her adversities and faith.

The Discourses of Eliza R. Snow

Eliza R. Snow, second general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a prolific speaker and the most influential Latter-day Saint woman of her time. She taught religious doctrine, emphasized practical principles, shared her political opinions, and conveyed love and encouragement for church members in nearly twelve hundred discourses given from 1840 to 1887 in western Illinois and throughout Utah and Idaho territories. 

The Journal of George F. Richards

George F. Richards was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for forty-four years. His life bridged the pioneer era and modern era of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Richards’s journals, consisting of twenty-three physical volumes, chronicle his eventful life and provide unprecedented access to a trove of information about Richards and the church. 

The Journal of George Q. Cannon, 1849–1901

George Q. Cannon was a member of the First Presidency and an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a combined forty-one years. His journal covering 1855 through 1901 offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of church leadership during a time of rapid change for the church. Read his personal journal online, now published for the first time.

The Joseph Smith Papers

The Joseph Smith Papers was called “the most significant historical project of our generation” by Elder Marlin K. Jensen, former historian and recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. View, search, and study the complete collection of Joseph Smith documents. Read project updates and purchase the volumes.