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Archive: July 2023 (4 Posts)

Image of the title page from the Book of Mormon, copy 2.

The Book of Mormon in the Library of Congress

Posted by: Marianna Stell

The Library of Congress has two copies of the first edition of the Book of Mormon in addition to other foundational texts from the Church of the Latter-day Saints. This post discusses the institutional history of these copies and provides information about their material condition and how to gain digital access to the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and Book of Commandments.

Dunlap broadside in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

Printing the Declaration of Independence

Posted by: Michael North

The Library of Congress owns two copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, also known as the Dunlap Broadside, printed in Philadelphia on the evening of July 4 and the early morning of July 5, 1776. One copy was George Washington's, and the other came to the Library from collector Peter Force.