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The book of gold

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7590
Scope and Contents Contains the music and lyrics for the 2-act opera "The Book of Gold," written for the 2005 celebration of Joseph Smith Jr.'s birth. The opera lyrics were written by Glen Nelson, and the music was written by Murray Boren. It was performed at Brigham Young University, and tells part of the story of Joseph Smith.
Dates: 2005

Edwin Charles Cox papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1006
Scope and Contents Handwritten notes, musical scores, an obituary, and excerpts from an autobiography. Cox writes mostly about his life in England during the 1830s and 1840s. His writings include a "Dialogue between Joseph Smith and the Devil."
Dates: 1896

J. M. Crowley sketch of Joseph Smith, Jr.

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1266
Overview Signed pencil sketch of Joseph Smith, Jr. by artist J. McCrowler.
Dates: approximately 1842

Parley P. Pratt and Belinda Marden Pratt book of poetry and accounts

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 725
Scope and Contents One notebook with handwritten items in it. It includes poems by Pratt and his wife Belinda Marden Pratt. One poem deals with the martyrdom of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Also included are financial records. Likely produced in Utah, although no locations are identified. Dated 1847.
Dates: 1847

Research notes on Joseph Smith picture

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 283
Scope and Contents Collection includes ms. research notes relating to the origin of a picture of Joseph Smith obtained in Massachusetts while visiting the James H. Wilkins homestead. Also includes a photocopy of the article "Portraits of the Prophet Joseph Smith" by Doyle Green, Improvement Era, December, 1966.
Dates: 1964

David R. Roberts scripts

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 938
Scope and Contents Script of pageant calls for a narrator and four characters: Father Adam, Moses, Daniel, and Joseph Smith, each of whom gives a brief synopsis of his life. Each of these prophets tells his own story as found in Mormon scriptures. Roberts wrote this pageant for his Mormon High Priest's Quorum in refutation of the Darwinian theory of evolution.
Dates: 1931

Joseph Smith as a Latter-day halcyon : spiritual mythology and Mormon symbolism

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2895
Scope and Contents Manuscript examining the mythical motif as found in the life of the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith Jr. Authored by Robert S. Portlock and Gail L. Porritt. Includes footnotes and bibliography.
Dates: 1997

The Spalding Manuscript and the Greek and Roman Classics

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8991
Scope and Contents Contains a typed copy of "The Spalding Manuscript and the Greek and Roman Classics" written by Dale W. Adams from Park City, Utah. The material discusses the connections between Solomon Spalding's manuscript of the Roman discovery of the Americas with Homeric epics including "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" while also discrediting claims made by critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concerning Joseph Smith plagiarizing this manuscript when writing "The Book of Mormon". Dated...
Dates: 2017 February 23