New website provides free access to Joseph Smith Papers project

When William W. Phelps published his poetic eulogy to Joseph Smith two months after the Prophet's martyrdom in June 1844, he declared, "Millions shall know 'Brother Joseph' again" (see Hymns, "Praise to the Man," No. 27). That prediction has long been fulfilled in one way or another, but now, through the power of the Internet, a global audience can become acquainted with Joseph with a degree of intimacy that could have been scarcely dreamed of until now.

A new website, www.josephsmithpapers.org, is being introduced at the Mormon History Association Conference in St. George, Utah, as this issue of the Church News appears. Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Church historian and recorder, was scheduled to unveil the new website to attendees at a May 27 session of the conference, along with three of his colleagues in the Church History Department: Elder Paul K. Sybrowsky of the Seventy; Richard E. Turley Jr., assistant Church historian and recorder; and Reid L. Neilson, managing director of the department.

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