The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal is the best Mormon studies journal that you’ve never read and that isn’t in your local or university library. (If you have read it and it is in your library, you’re part of a happy minority.) I’m biased, of course. Like the guy on the old Remington Microscreen Shaver commercials who believed in the product so much “he bought the company,” when I first encountered JWHA in 2003, I enjoyed the experience so much I volunteered to become one of its directors.
The first perk I got with the job was a complete set of the JWHA Journal. This was a rare treat because volumes 1-4 (1981-84) had long since gone out of print. When I got my set, I immediately began devouring them. It was like getting the DVDs of a complete run of a TV series I’d missed — I was able to consume them all at once instead of having to wait for them to come one at a time.
The good news is that now, for the first time ever, that same experience is available to you. (And you don’t even have to volunteer to run the association to get it.) We’ve reprinted the early volumes of the journal, and we are now able to offer complete sets of its first 25 years (1981-2005). Even better, we are selling these sets (volumes 1-25) for the package price of just $100, which is $200 off the original cover price of $300.
These volumes contain a wealth of articles by contributors including:
James B. Allen, Lavina Fielding Anderson, Leonard J. Arrington, Valeen Tippetts Avery, S. Patrick Baggette II, Philip L. Barlow, Alexander L. Baugh, Barbara H. Bernauer, Gary James Bergera, M. Guy Bishop, Davis Bitton, Alma R. Blair, Andrew Bolton, Carol Freeman Braby, Junia Braby, Jeff Braithwaite, James R. Brigham, Newell G. Bringhurst, Noel A. Carmack, Anthony Chvala-Smith, Richard Clothier, Don H. Compier, Todd Compton, Susan Curtis, Kathryn M. Daynes, Mario S. De Pillis, Maurice L. Draper, F. Henry Edwards, Lyman F. Edwards, Paul M. Edwards, Jessie L. Embry, Robert Bruce Flanders, Craig L. Foster, Arthur L. Gardner, Ross Geddes, Kenneth W. Godfrey, Imogene Goodyear, Robert A. Gunderson, Wayne A. Ham, Marshall Hamilton, Norma Derry Hiles, Richard P. Howard, David J. Howlett, Richard T. Hughes, Anthony A. Hutchinson, Massimo Introvigne, Robin Scott Jensen, W. Paul Jones, Danny L. Jorgensen, William E. Juhnke, Richard Ian Kimball, William J. Knapp, James E. Lancaster, Richard B. Lancaster, Roger D. Launius, Stephen C. LeSueur, Arlyn R. Love, Christin and Lachlan Mackay, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Robert Ben Madison, H. Michael Marquardt, W. Grant McMurray, C. Robert Mesle, Robert L. Millet, Thomas J. Morain, Adam Mueller, Thomas W. Murphy, Linda King Newell, Richard D. Ouellette, D. Michael Quinn, John Quist, Isleta L. Pement, Levi S. Peterson, Michael S. Riggs, Ron Roberts, Eric Paul Rogers, Ronald E. Romig, William D. Russell, Richard Saunders, Mark A. Scherer, Janet Burton Seegmiller, William Shepard, Joyce A. Shireman, Dale W. Smith, George D. Smith, Gregory Smith, Melvin T. Smith, Vickie Cleverley Speek, Geoffrey F. Spencer, Hugh G. Stocks, W.B. “Pat” Spillman, Graham St. John Stott, Patricia Struble, Lori Elaine Taylor, Grant Underwood, Clare D. Vlahos, Dan Vogel, Barbara Walden, George N. Walton, Edward A. Warner, Joni Wilson, Biloine W. Young.
(And that’s not counting Book Review contributors.) I think there’s no denying that this is quite a smorgasbord for $100 + $12 shipping. The order form and instructions for mailing a check can be found at JohnWhitmerBooks.com.