John Whitmer Historial Association
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Po Box 496 Independence MO 64051 USA
To promote interest in latter day saint history, especially the history of the community of christ. To stimulate scholarly research and publication in the field of latter day saint history. To facilitate communication among scholars of latter day saint history and provide an institutional vehicle for the dissemination of the fruits of scholarly research to members of the latter day saint churches and other interested persons.
Publish two annual peer-reviewed journals containing the lastest research in the field of latter day saint history, as well as, reviews of recently published books in the field. The journal is the primary benefit of membership in the organization.
publish newsletter twice a year to inform members about the association, as well as, providing articles about broader topics in latter day saint history.
hold annual meeting where scholarly papers on latter day saint history are presented and discussed. In addition, the association presents annual awards, invites distinguished scholars to address the conference, hold its board and general business meetings and conduct tours of nearby historic sites. A spring banquet is held in conjunction with the community of christ seminary and sunstone.
at its annual conference, the association gives awards for best book and best article and, when appropriate, gives lifetime achievement awards and other special awards to scholars in the field. Provides students with travel scholarships to attend the annual conference with the goal of bringing new people into the association and into the study of latter day saint history.
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