Book of Mormon -- History
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Photocopies of copyright certificates that were partially printed and partially handwritten. These state that the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), "deposited in this office the title of a book the right wehereof he claims as author." The document relates to the publication of the Book of Mormon. The item also explains the claimed authorship of the book as being composed by ancient writers.
Contains materials pertaining to the linguistic work of Royal Skousen, a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Particularly correspondence with Skousen's linguistic and other professional colleagues (including sharing of articles), as well as symposium publications and distribution, press releases, travel files, and newspaper excerpts. Materials dated 1996-2008.
Consists of manuscript drafts, photocopies of research material, correspondence, articles, reviews, and presentations, publicity, variant searches and hour logs, other authors' books and articles on the Book of Mormon, and photographs of the original Book of Mormon manuscript. Materials dated 1981-2014.
Contains proofs of 9 revisions (1, 3.1-3.3, 4, 6, 8/9, 10, and 11) of Skousen's book "The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text" (printed by Yale University Press, hence the nickname of "Yale Edition"), as well as proofs of the 1st and 2nd printings. Also included are a page layout chart, corrections, and memorandums. Materials dated 2008-2014.
Contains a set of black and white ultraviolet photographs of the Wilford Wood fragments of the original Book of Mormon manuscript. David W. Hawkinson reportedly photographed the fragments in October 1991 at the Harold B. Lee Library conservation lab. As the editor of the Book of Mormon critical text project, Royal Skousen was in possession of the photographs and eventually donated them to Brigham Young University in 1992. Materials dated October 1991.
Contains materials pertaining to the linguistic work of Royal Skousen, professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. In particular are photocopies of pages from editions of the Book of Mormon published between 1837 and 1990 (including Reorganized Church versions), extra and undated/miscellaneous pages, articles and charts on kinds of textual changes, scribes, transcription symbols, notes, and correspondence. Materials dated approximately 2000-2010.