A History of LDS Publications

           This page will try to give a complete history (and even text when possible) to the periodicals that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has printed since it's organization in 1830.

           So far, this is what I have compiled.



Ensign (replacing the Improvement Era and the Relief Society Magazine)
1971 to present, Salt Lake City.
In 1970, The church replaced the Children's Friend, the Relief Society Magazine, the Instructor, the Improvenment Era and the Millenial Star with the Ensign, the New Era, and the Friend.
Instructor (replacing the Juvenile Instructor)
The Relief Society Magazine (replacing the Women's Exponent)
The Children's Friend (becoming The Friend in 1971)
Improvement Era (replacing the Contributor)
1897 through 1970, Salt Lake City.
The Contributor
Women's Exponent
Juvenile Instructor
Millennial Star
England (The longest running publication)
Times and Seasons (replacing the Elders Journal)
1839 - 1846, Commerce and Nauvoo, Illinois
Downloadable from this page.
Elders Journal (replacing the Messenger and Advocate)
1837 - 1838, Kirtland, Ohio, and Far West, Missouri
Downloadable from this page.
Messenger and Advocate (replacing the Evening and Morning Star)
1834 - 1837, Kirtland, Ohio
Downloadable from this page.
Evening and Morning Star
1832 - 1834, Independence [Zion], Missouri, and Kirtland, Ohio
Downloadable from this page.

Journal of Discourses
I'm putting this here since I think it belongs with this group. Downloadable from this page.

If you can fill in any gaps or missing information, let me know.
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