Latter-day Saint History

Barbara Jones Brown of the Mormon History Association

Barbara Jones Brown is the new Executive Director of the Mormon History Association.

19th Century Latter-day Saint History

Meet Latter-day Saint Historian Benjamin E. Park

Benjamin E. Park is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston University and the author of “American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in the Age of Revolutions, 1783-1833.” He has also written about the political culture of Navuoo in the 1840s, and previously served as a Visiting Fellow with the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Studies at BYU.

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World War 1 Diaries: Historian Kent Powell on Utah’s Only Latter-day Saint Wartime Journal

Kent Powell is a Utah historian and editor of “Nels Anderson’s World War I Diary.” Anderson is the only Utah Latter-day Saint to keep a diary during the first World War, significantly adding to war stories told in Saints 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent.

20th Century Latter-day Saint History

Elder McConkie’s Personal Account of the 1978 Priesthood Revelation

The 1978 priesthood revelation extended the blessings of the Melchizedek priesthood regardless of race. Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles afterward recorded his account of “a great Pentecostal outpouring of the Spirit such as none of those present had ever before experienced.” Dennis B. Horne provided the following description drawn from his book, I Know He Lives: I Know He lives: How 13 Special Witnesses Came to Know Jesus Christ.