Today I made the surprising discovery that the NYPL hosts a large collection of documents pertaining to Mormon history. The collection, begun by a donation in 1899, features not only some of Joseph Smith’s correspondences, but also such treasures as diaries by Brigham Young, an original Book of Mormon and Book of Commandments, and tons of Mormon periodicals, newspapers, and government documents. Anyone can apply for a free research card and gain access. For people in NYC, it is worth a look: http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/grd/resguides/mormon/.
Mormon History in the New York Public Library
August 8, 2007 by