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Preserving the history of the Latter-day Saints

Author: Richard E Turley, Jr.; Steven Craig Harper
Publisher: Provo, Utah : Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University/Desert Book, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : English
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This book is a compilation of presentations selected from the annual BYU Church History Symposium hosted by BYU Religious Education. The presentors discuss the importance of record keeping and preserving the history of the Latter-day Saints. Topics range from the church's earliest efforts at record keeping to the challenging task of preserving its complex and increasingly global history.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Turley, Jr.; Steven Craig Harper
ISBN: 9780842527774 084252777X
OCLC Number: 658200539
Notes: "Brigham Young University Church History Symposium."
Description: viii, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Making a case for church history / Marlin K. Jensen --
Assistant church historians and the publishing of church history / Richard E. Turley, Jr. --
"A history of all the important things" (D & C 69:3) : John Whitmer's record of church history / Scott C. Esplin --
William Clayton and the records of church history / James B. Allen --
Developing a historical conscience : Wilford Woodruff and the preservation of church history / Benjamin E. Park --
Ignored and unknown clues of early Mormon record keeping / Robin Scott Jensen --
Enlarging the memory of Mormonism : historian Andrew Jenson's tales from the world tour, 1895-97 / Reid L. Neilson --
Modern efforts to preserve church history / Ronald K. Esplin --
A generation of church history : a personal view / Ronald O. Barney --
Doing the impossible : documenting the worldwide Church / Matthew K. Heiss --
Documenting the history of the Church in South America : recovering the past / Mark L. Grover.
Responsibility: edited by Richard E. Turley, Jr., and Steven C. Harper.

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This book is a compilation of presentations selected from the annual BYU Church History Symposium hosted by BYU Religious Education. The presentors discuss the importance of record keeping and preserving the history of the Latter-day Saints. Topics range from the church's earliest efforts at record keeping to the challenging task of preserving its complex and increasingly global history.

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