Church History


Time Capsule Inventory

  1. Faith Rewarded: A Personal Account of Prophetic Promises to the East German Saints, by President Thomas S. Monson
  2. Official Report of the One Hundred Seventy-Eighth Annual General Conference, April 5 and 6, 2008, including the solemn assembly in which President Thomas S. Monson was sustained as President of the Church
  3. Current edition of the Standard Works (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price)
  4. The Joseph Smith Papers, Journals, Volume 1, The Church Historian’s Press, 2008
  5. Selected Collections from the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, two-volume DVD set
  6. 2009 Church Almanac
  7. Copy of Church History Library architectural drawings on DVD and microfilm


Binder 1

  • List of the languages into which the Standard Works have been translated
  • Photographs of the current First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve, Presidency of the Seventy, Presiding Bishopric, First and Second Quorums of the Seventy; Church History Department executive leadership, directors council, department work groups, and the Church History Library project administration
  • Maps of ecclesiastical areas, including current Area Presidencies
  • Photographs of current events in the Church, including the groundbreaking ceremony for the Church History Library
  • Business cards of Church History Department leaders Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Elder Paul K. Sybrowsky, Richard E. Turley Jr., and Steven L. Olsen

Binder 2

  • “Scriptural Foundation for Church History”
  • “Making a Case for Church History,”a talk on the value of Church history by Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Church Historian and Recorder
  • “Church History: Past, Present and Future,”a talk by Elder Marlin K. Jensen on the office of Church Historian and Recorder
  • “Assistant Church Historians and the Publishing of Church History,” Richard E. Turley Jr., Assistant Church Historian and Recorder