Mormon Bibliography 1960

Ralph Hansen, Mormon Bibliography, 3:3-4. The 1960 Mormon Bibliography was compiled by Ralph Hansen, the first archivist of the BYU University Archives. In its three and a half pages, it includes items ranging from a dissertation to mass-market books by general authorities to town and personal histories. Probably the most enduring items from the 1960 bibliography are Joseph Fielding Smith’s Answers to Gospel Questions, volume 3, and his Essentials in Church History; George Reynolds’s Commentary on the Book of Mormon; and Sidney Sperry’s Doctrine and Covenants Compendium. But perhaps more interesting are the unusual entries: a biography of the famous boxer Jack Dempsey (baptized a Mormon at age eight); a dramatic poem, “The Mantle of the Prophet,” by Clinton Larson; and a novel, The Wranglers, by Will Cook.

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