Mormons in Missouri
Selected Mormon resources in the Missouri Valley Room
In 1953, the Library purchased a major portion of an enormous collection amassed by Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick, a bibliomaniac. The Mormon material of 1,500 publications was only a small portion of the over 20,000 titles purchased. Among the Mormon material were rare publications relative the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. These included the first edition of The Book of Mormon and first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants. Most of those titles, as well as subsequently acquired material, may be found in the Library’s online catalog. Fitzpatrick’s correspondence, article clippings, and other papers are available in Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Papers (SC93).