Book of Mormon Census Project

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon Census Project is an ongoing academic project to catalog and document the surviving copies of various early printings of the Book of Mormon. Understanding the value of this project often starts when the question is asked, "How many 1830 first copies of the Book of Mormon exist today?" The answer is currently unknown and the Census Project makes a plan to answer this as well as document the various characteristics of each copy.

While keeping personal owner information private, the census gives academics and enthusiasts the opportunity they normally wouldn't have, to learn of the various quantities and see these as the works of art that they truly are.

The project includes:

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A0008
A0008

1830 Book of Mormon, David Whitmer Copy

Owner: Utah State University

Location: Logan, UT

A0074
A0074

1830 Book of Mormon, Utah State University, Hamer, Calvin Bebee & Peter Dustin

Owner: Utah State University

Location: Logan, UT

C0034
C0034

1840 Book of Mormon, Smith Inscriptions

Owner: Utah State University

Location: Logan, UT

A0072
A0072

1830 Book of Mormon, Gerald Jones, Provenance Recorded

Owner: Private Owner

Location: Nevada

D0001
D0001

1841 Book of Mormon, Emma Smith with Joseph Smith’s Signature

Owner: Adams National Historical Park

Location: Quincy, MA

B0002
B0002

1837 Book of Mormon, Oliver Cowdery

Owner: Private Owner

Location: Utah

A0007
A0007

1830 Book of Mormon, Frederick G Williams Copy

Owner: Private Owner

Location: Utah

A0006
A0006

1830 Book of Mormon, Samuel Smith Copy

Owner: Private Owner

Location: Utah

A0004
A0004

1830 Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith Inscription

Owner: University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

A0005
A0005

1830 Book of Mormon, Emily Hale

Owner: University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

A0003
A0003

1830 Book of Mormon, Hyrum Smith & Reynolds Cahoon

Owner: Private Owner

Location: Utah