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Below is a short list of resources and strategies for finding research conducted about the print culture and the history of printing and publication in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


A descriptive bibliography of the Mormon Church.

BYU Library Call Number: BX 8601 .C859d 1997

History of the press in western New-York from the beginning to the middle of the nineteenth century.

BYU Library Call Number: PN 4844 .N7 F66 1973

Printing in Deseret Mormons, economy, politics & Utah's incunabula, 1849-1851: a history and descriptive bibliography.

BYU Library Call Number: Z 209 .U89 S28 2000

Early Mormon pamphleteering.

BYU Library Call Number: BX 8605 .W617e 2003

Subjects to use while searching the library catalog:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Publishing

Printing – Utah – History

Tract societies – United States

Articles/Book Chapters

Gutjahr, Paul C. “The golden Bible in the Bible’s golden age: The Book of Mormon and antebellum print culture.” American Transcendental Quarterly Vol. 12: No. 4 (Dec. 1998), p. 275-293.

Tanner, Terence A. “The Mormon Press in Nauvoo, 1839-1846.” Western Illinois Regional Studies Vol. 11: No. 2 (Fall 1988), p. 5-29.

Whittaker, David J. “Early Mormon imprints in South Africa.” BYU Studies, Vol. 20: No. 4 (Summer 1980), p. 404-416.

Whittaker, David J. “Joseph B Keeler Print Culture and the Modernization of Mormonism 1885-1918.” In Religion and the culture of print in modern America. BYU Library Call Number: Z 286 .R4 R43 2008

Whittaker, David J. “Parley P. Pratt and early Mormon print culture.” In Parley P. Pratt and the making of Mormonism.BYU Library Call Number: BX 8670.1 .P886pm 2011

Whittaker, David J. “Presidential Address: The Web of Print: Toward a History of the Book on Early Mormon Culture.” Journal of Mormon History Vol. 23: No. 1 (Spring 1997), p. 1-41.


Gwilliam, Ezra G. Education, print culture, social literacy, and religiosity: a multi-grounded theory of textual mediation found in early and contemporary Mormonism. Boise State University Dissertation, 2013. 


BYU Studies

Journal of Mormon History

Mormon Historical Sites


Studies in Mormon History Database

SMH subject term: Publications (Mormon)

ATLA Religion (EBSCO)


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