Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Challenges facing Church history

R. Scott Lloyd. Church News. March 14, 2009.
Lecture presented at the Church History Symposium at BYU on "Preserving the History of the Latter-day Saints."
Mark L. Grover, a subject librarian at BYU who has spent 30 years gathering the history of the Church in Latin America, lamented that original records and documents are often in jeopardy of being destroyed by those who don't understand or appreciate their significance. There are several approaches being taken. "Some significant historical material surely has vanished, but much of it is still intact in private possession, and there is an increasingly greater probability that digital technology will improve the preservation odds."

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