Joseph Smith Jr.

  1. Bibliographical Guides
    • Dean C. Jessee, “Sources for the Study of Joseph Smith,” in Mormon Americana: A Guide to Sources and Collections in the United States ed.
    • David J. Whittaker (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Studies Monographs, 1995), 7-28.
    • David J. Whittaker, “Joseph Smith in Recent Research: A Selected Bibliography,” in Mormon Americana (1995), 29-44.
    • Davis Bitton, “Selected Bibliography,” in Bitton, Images of the Prophet Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Aspin Books, 1996 ), 171-96.
  2. Diaries and Personal Writings
    • Dean C. Jessee, compiler and editor, The Papers of Joseph Smith 2 volumes to-date (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989-).
    • ________. The Personal Writings of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1984).
    • Scott Faulring, compiler and editor, An American Prophet’s Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987).
  3. Sermons/Discourses
    • Donald Q. Cannon, “Words of Comfort: Funeral Sermons of the Prophet Joseph Smith,” in The Disciple as Witness, Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson (Provo: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 2000), 87-104.
    • “King Follett Discourse” [7 April 1844] Several articles on in BYU Studies 18 (Winter 1978).
    • Dean C. Jessee, “Priceless Words and Fallible Memories: Joseph Smith as Seen in the Effort to Preserve His Discourses,” BYU Studies 31 (Spring 1991):19-40.
    • Andrew F. Ehat and Lyndon W. Cook, eds. The Words of Joseph Smith: The Contemporary Accounts of the Nauvoo Discourses of the Prophet Joseph (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1990).
    • Truman G. Madsen, ed. The Concordance of the Doctrinal Statements of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: I. E. S. Publishing, 1985).
    • Joseph Fielding Smith, compiler, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1938).
  4. “History of Joseph Smith”
    • Joseph Smith, History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ed. James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, Willard Richards, George A. Smith, Wilford Woodruff, and later, B. H. Roberts, 6 volumes (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902-1912; revised edition, 1956).
    • Dean C. Jessee, “The Writing of Joseph Smith’s History,” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971):439-73.
    • ________. “The Reliability of Joseph Smith’s History,” Journal of Mormon History 3 (1976):23-46.
    • Howard C. Searle, “Authorship of the History of Joseph Smith: A Review Essay,” BYU Studies 21 (Winter 1981):101-22.
  5. Revelations
    • Milton V. Backman, Jr., Joseph Smith’s First Vision (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980).
    • Dean C. Jessee, “The Original Book of Mormon Manuscript,” BYU Studies 10 (Spring 1970):259-78.
    • Lyndon W. Cook, The Revelations of Joseph Smith, A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants (1981; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book , 1985).
    • Robert J. Matthews, “A Plainer Translation”: Joseph Smith’s Translation of the Bible, A History and Commentary (Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1975).
    • James R. Clark, The Story of the Pearl of Great Price (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1955).
    • Michael Marquardt, The Joseph Smith Revelations, Texts and Commentary (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1999).
  6. Biographical Studies (Selected)
    • Lucy Mack Smith, Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and His Progenitors for Many Generations (London: Published for Orson Pratt by S. W. Richards, 1853). Available in many reprints.
    • Hyrum L. Andrus and Helen Mae Andrus, They Knew the Prophet (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1974).
    • John Henry Evans, Joseph Smith, An American Prophet (New York: Macmillan, 1933).
    • Donna Hill, Joseph Smith, The First Mormon (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977).
    • Richard L. Bushman, Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1984).
    • Richard Lloyd Anderson, Joseph Smith’s New England Heritage: Influences 0f Grandfathers Solomon March and Asael Smith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1971).
    • Dallin H. Oaks and Marvin S. Hill, Carthage Conspiracy: The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph Smith (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975).
    • Susan Easton Black and Charles D. Tate, Jr., eds. Joseph Smith: The Prophet, the Man (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1993).
    • Larry C. Porter and Susan Easton Black, eds. The Prophet Joseph: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988).
    • Davis Bitton, Images of the Prophet Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Aspen Books, 1996).
    • Thomas G. Alexander, “The Place of Joseph Smith in the Development of American Religion: A Historiographical Inquiry,” Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978):3-17.

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