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.
Archive for the ‘Research Projects’ Category
This week I pulled source articles from the New York Times database and found an interesting difficulty that the LDS Church’s immigration agents faced in 1890. US Immigration authorities threatened to deny entrance to Mormon immigrants that year, as a series of 6 articles in the New York Times demonstrates.
Beginning this blog about the History of the LDS Church in New York City is all about communication. Run by a committee in the New York New York Stake of the LDS Church, this blog is an attempt to communicate better with those interested in our work and in LDS Church history in New York City.
In addition to regular updates on the status of the research we are conducting and materials we are preparing for publication, this blog will include notices of the events we sponsor (such as the walking tours we hold at least twice a year), reminders of our monthly committee meetings and links to new issues of the newsletters we publish as they are released.
If you want to keep up with the research our committee does, we suggest that you either subscribe to the rss feed for this blog, register on the wiki, or join one of the email lists where we regularly post updates about our projects.
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