New Exhibit: Early Mormon Currency and Financial Records

We are pleased to announce a new exhibit now on display in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. It is titled “Mixing Money and Religion: Early Mormon Currency and Financial Records.” This exhibit showcases various types of rare currency created and issued by the LDS Church in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Currency on display includes: Kirtland Safety Society banknotes, Nauvoo House stock certificates, and “White Notes,” which are early Utah currency from the late 1840s. The rest of the display includes records related to raising money to fund the construction of the Kirtland and Nauvoo temples and other houses of worship,  and records related to co-operatives, including ZCMI, bishop’s storehouse, and the United Order.

This exhibit will be on display in the Reading Room in Special Collections until the end of April 2018. Come see this new exhibit and learn more about early Mormon economic history!

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