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When completed, The Joseph Smith Papers will include accurate and unabridged transcripts of all extant Joseph Smith documents to which the editors can gain access. The project includes both print and electronic components. At present, it is contemplated that the print edition of The Joseph Smith Papers will consist of about twenty volumes, divided into five series: Documents (twelve volumes), Journals (three volumes), Revelations and Translations (three volumes), Histories (two volumes), and Legal and Business Records (one volume). All of the printed material will eventually appear on the Joseph Smith Papers website. This website will also publish many documents in advance of the printed edition and will include many documents that will never be included in the printed volumes.

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. Journals, Volume 1: 1832–1839, edited by Dean C. Jessee, Mark Ashurst-McGee, and Richard L. Jensen
 
Volume 1 of the Journals series, published in 2008, features Joseph Smith’s first five journals.

. Journals, Volume 2: December 1841–April 1843, edited by Andrew H. Hedges, Alex D. Smith, and Richard Lloyd Anderson
 
Volume 2 of the Journals series, published in 2011, features the first Nauvoo, Illinois, journal of Joseph Smith as well as part of the second.

. Revelations and Translations: Manuscript Revelation Books (Facsimile Edition), edited by Robin Scott Jensen, Robert J. Woodford, and Steven C. Harper
 
The first volume of the Revelations and Translations series, published in 2009, features two manuscript books into which many of Joseph Smith’s revelations were copied by early church scribes.

. Revelations and Translations, Volume 1: Manuscript Revelation Books, edited by Robin Scott Jensen, Robert J. Woodford, and Steven C. Harper
 
This volume of the Revelations and Translations series, published in 2011, presents the same textual transcripts and editorial material as the facsimile edition but does not include the photographs of each page of the revelation books.

. Revelations and Translations, Volume 2: Published Revelations, edited by Robin Scott Jensen, Richard E. Turley Jr., and Riley M. Lorimer
 
Volume 2 of the Revelations and Translations series, published in 2011, presents Joseph Smith’s revelations in the form that most early Latter-day Saints read and experienced them.

. Histories, Volume 1: Joseph Smith Histories, 1832–1844, edited by Karen Lynn Davidson, David J. Whittaker, Mark Ashurst-McGee, and Richard L. Jensen
 
Volume 1 of the Histories series, published in 2012, presents the six personal and church histories written, dictated, or closely supervised by Joseph Smith.

Histories, Volume 2: Assigned Histories, 1831–1847, edited by Karen Lynn Davidson, Richard L. Jensen, and David J. Whittaker
 
Volume 2 of the Histories series, published in 2012, presents four histories written by church historians by assignment from Joseph Smith.

Documents, Volume 1: July 1828–June 1831, edited by Michael Hubbard MacKay, Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, and William G. Hartley
 
This volume, published in 2013, inaugurates the core series of The Joseph Smith Papers, the Documents series. It includes the first three years of what survives of Joseph Smith’s papers.

Documents, Volume 2: July 1831–January 1833, edited by Matthew C. Godfrey, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, and William G. Hartley
 
This second volume of the Documents series, published in 2013, contains revelations, correspondence, minutes of meetings in which Joseph Smith participated, and licenses provided to church officers.

Documents Volume 3: February 1833–March 1834, edited by Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, Brent M. Rogers, Grant Underwood, Robert J. Woodford, and William G. Hartley
 
The third volume of the Documents series, published in 2014, contains minutes, revelations, letters, architectural and city plans, priesthood licenses, legal documents, and an effort to classify the scriptures by topic.

. Volumes of The Joseph Smith Papers are available to the public in a limited leather-bound edition. For pricing and availability, visit http://deseretbook.com/leather or email leatherbooks@deseretbook.com.

   

Additional Materials

The following additional materials related to the published volumes are available:

• Indexes to Journals, Volume 1: 1832–1839 and Journals, Volume 2: December 1841–April 1843. Bound hard copies will also be sent free of charge upon request. To request a bound copy of either index from Deseret Book Company (the distributor for The Joseph Smith Papers), please fill out the Index Request Form.

• Combined index to volumes 1 and 2 of the Histories series.

Using The Joseph Smith Papers: An Introduction to Journals, Volume 1 from the Inside Out.

• Errata sheets for Journals, Volume 1, Journals, Volume 2, Revelations and Translations, Manuscript Revelation Books (Facsimile Edition), Revelations and Translations, Volume 2, Histories, Volume 1, and Histories, Volume 2.