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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church Historian's Office



  • Existence: 1830 - 1972

Administrative History

The Church Historian's Office (1830-1972) was an archival repository and library documenting the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The office was established at the founding of the Church, and was reorganized as the Historical Department in 1972.

Joseph Smith Papers Project, via WWW, August 17, 2020 (Church Historian's Office; Leo Hawkins, Robert L. Campbell, and Jonathan Grimshaw worked as clerks for the office)

Wikipedia, via WWW, August 18, 2020: Church Historian and Recorder (Church Historian's Office; renamed Historical Department in 1972)

Utah historical quarterly, fall 1972: page 371 (Church Historian's Office) page 371 (Historian's Office) page 372 (established by revelation on April 6, 1830 with calling of first Church Historian)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Journal history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 1
Scope and Contents

Microfilmed copies of a wide range of primary source materials including correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and diary and history excerpts. The collection relates to a large number of topics on Mormon Church and Utah history. The items were collected by Andrew Jenson and many other employees of the Mormon Church Historical Department.

Dates: 1830-1972