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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives:
A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

Table of Contents - Preface/Acknowledgements - Abbreviations
Lists of Entries: District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

College Park Institute of Religion

Address: 7601 Mowatt Lane
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone Number: (301) 422-7570
Contact Persons: N. Earl Deschamps, Director

Access Policies

Hours of Service:
Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday

9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.--9:00 p.m.

Open to the public: Yes
Photocopying: No
Interlibrary loan: No

Reference Policy:
Telephone and mail inquiries are not accepted.
Borrowing Privileges:
The Institute lends only to students of the Institute of Religion.
Background Note:
The Institute of Religion was built in 1977 to serve members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints studying at the University of Maryland.

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Description of Collections

Books and monographs:
772 volumes with publication dates in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphases include doctrines, histories, and biographies relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A card catalog covers mainly the 20th-century titles of this collection.

Periodicals and newspapers:
11 20th-century journal titles covering news, doctrine, history, and family counseling of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These titles are:

B.Y.U. Studies (Vol. 3-29, 32; 1959-1991); Church News (weekly 1954-present); Conference Reports (bi-annual 1966-1968; 1972-present); Deseret News Church Almanac (1974-1978;1981;1985;1987); Ensign (monthly 1971-present); Improvement Era (assorted issues 1931-1948; 1950-1970); Insights: An Ancient Window (1985-present); Instructor (Vol. 65-70); Relief Society Magazine (Vol. 61-69); Utah Historical Quarterly (Vol. 36-46, 1968-78); New Era (monthly, 1971-present)

Video and sound recordings:
61 videotapes, 20th century, covering the doctrine and history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Subject Headings

Book of Mormon; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Biography; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Family--Religious life; Marriage--Religious aspects; Missions and missionaries; Prayer; Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844

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