Scope and Content

Autobiographical writings, journals, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, letterpress copybooks, speeches, financial and legal records, and other files relating primarily to President Smith's personal and family life.

Bulk of papers consists of correspondence between President Smith and his wives, children, siblings, cousins, other family members, and close friends. Many documents in collection reflect his role as missionary in Hawaii and Great Britain, clerk in Historian's Office, president of Davis Stake, supervisor of Endowment House, president of European Mission, member of Salt Lake City Council, representative in Utah Territorial Legislature, member of Council of the Twelve Apostles, counselor in First Presidency, and President of Church.

Arrangement of Materials


50 boxes

50 boxes

Linear Feet

Use and Access

Portions closed to research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], Joseph F. Smith papers. Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Joseph F. Smith papers 1854-1918
Language of the Materials
Access Restrictions
Portions closed to research.
Alternate Finding Aids
Electronic Version
50 boxes
50 boxes

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