Archive for the ‘News’ Category


Friday, May 25th, 2012 has moved!

I’ve moved servers and in the process changed the addresses for this blog and for the nycldshistory wiki. Instead of the address for these sites, they are now at:

I’m sorry if the change has led to confusion. I’m trying to get the old addresses to forward to the new ones.


Harleman Halls in BYU Magazine

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

The Fall 2008 BYU Magazine has an article on Harleman Halls, the building on West 111th Street that has managed to fill nearly half its apartments with LDS Church members. The article not only tells how the building gained such a preponderance of Church members, but also gives a sense of the community in the building that developed as a result.


Looking at the Documents

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

This past sunday evening New York Stake member and friend of our history committee, Mark Holden, showed many of the interesting items from his personal collection at a fireside held in the 87th street building. The collection was really quite fascinating, as were Mark’s stories about the items and how he found them. The fireside drew more than 50 people and even included a few items of interest to those studying the Mormon presence in New York.


4 Harlem Videos on YouTube

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

4 videos about the Church in Harlem that were added to YouTube about a month ago. The videos were done by a non-Mormon Brazilian graduate student at Columbia University (I assume in Journalism)

While perhaps not as researched as many on this list would like, they do include a brief overview of the history of blacks and the priesthood, and include appearances by both Richard and Claudia Bushman.

So I’ve embedded them in the NYC LDS History website:

Please feel free to pass this on to whomever you think would be interested.