Mormon Studies Content

By: J. Stapley - July 11, 2005

My wife just got an iPod and at her request I downloaded a couple of days worth of Mormon content and the New Testament. I found myself going back to a couple of the sites and wanted a better system to keep track of the links. I have also had some people ask about where I get content for my posts. The consequence: The Mormon Studies Sidebar…and I would love your feedback.

As far as content for my posts goes, I use primarily two resources: Gospelink 2001, which I have installed on my computer and the BYU 19th Century Archive. I do hit other resources, but the bulk of my research is at these two places.

There is a surprising amount of content out there and I have attempted to catalogue the most important in the right sidebar. I would appreciate any additions that people have found or pointers to resources that you have found useful in your research.


  1. Nice job, J. Very useful.

    I might recommend the following (some of which are subsets of sites you already have listed):

    USU Press (publisher)

    Arthur H. Clark (publisher) (Kingdom in the West Series)

    Saints Without Halos (primary sources)

    BYU Religious Studies Center (publisher)

    BYU Religious Education library

    Studies in Mormon History bibliography

    Journals and Diaries

    RLDS Centerplace library

    Mormon History (Walker, Whittaker, Allen)

    Mormon Biographical Registers

    Utah State History (esp. the Utah History Encyclopedia Online and History to Go)

    Joseph Smith websites:

    Sunstone back issues

    Comment by Justin — 7/11/2005 @ 4:57 pm

  2. Thank you very much, Justin. I have added the bulk of those links (or will soon). I didn’t know about the Sunstone back issues, which is a great resource!

    Comment by J. Stapley — 7/11/2005 @ 5:28 pm

  3. A few other ideas:

    Uncle Dale’s Old Mormon News Articles

    Biographies of LDS General Authorities

    Presidents of the church

    William Clayton diaries

    First Vision accounts

    Joseph F. Smith, 1839-1918

    Manuscript History of Brigham Young

    Wilford Woodruff’s journal (excerpts)

    Tanner Trust book collection

    Wives of Joseph Smith

    Comment by Justin — 7/11/2005 @ 7:05 pm

  4. Wow. Thanks.

    …And just so that everyone is aware, the blog is set to throw anything with more than 5 links automatically into the moderation queue.

    Comment by J. Stapley — 7/11/2005 @ 9:01 pm

  5. Regarding Signature’s New Mormon Studies CD-ROM: you can find one for a lot less than $200 by using froogle or another price comparison site.

    Comment by Justin — 7/12/2005 @ 1:37 pm

  6. What a great collection of links, Jonathan. Thanks a million. This is exactly the kind of thing I am always looking for on the Internet, serious sources for Mormon Studies. There is a lot here that I was unaware of. I imagine you are already aware of them, but on my own blog I am linked to:

    The BYU Mormon Studies PageMormon Studies Digital LibraryOnline Collections at BYU

    Comment by John W. Redelfs — 7/12/2005 @ 2:45 pm

  7. Thanks again. I have made substantial updates. Justin, that Dale guy is an interesting fellow. I sent an email to him and it looks like he is official retiring in the next year. I often wonder how to take info like his…probably like I should take stuff on any blog. I wonder if a university would host it?

    Comment by J. Stapley — 7/12/2005 @ 3:20 pm

  8. I hope Dale’s sites don’t disappear. A lot of interesting material is on there. He’s a too focused on the Spalding theory for my tastes, but I shouldn’t complain in light of the massive work he has done.

    Comment by Justin — 7/12/2005 @ 3:46 pm

  9. He said that he has someone who has accepted a five year commitment to maintain it.

    Comment by J. Stapley — 7/12/2005 @ 3:51 pm

  10. Do you have this site linked anywhere? (I don’t see it.)

    Comment by Heather P. — 7/13/2005 @ 1:41 pm

  11. I haven’t even linked to this one from Explorations yet, because it still needs work, but here’s another bibliography I did for a class project (it’s specifically geared toward patrons of the BYU library):

    However, I don’t think there’s anything there not already covered.

    Comment by Heather P. — 7/13/2005 @ 1:52 pm

  12. Thanks Heather. On another note, I have been looking for some references in the 19th century Young Women’s Journal. Do you know where one can find those?

    Comment by J. Stapley — 7/13/2005 @ 2:31 pm

  13. J. – send me an email. That same database that has the Woman’s Exponent also has the Young Woman’s Journal. I’ve never searched for anything from it yet, but I should be able to send you a PDF if you send me the citiation.

    Comment by Heather P. — 7/13/2005 @ 10:11 pm

  14. That is a useful addition, thanks.

    Comment by Stephen M (Ethesis) — 7/14/2005 @ 7:10 am

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