The Church has published the first complete photographic record of what remains of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon. Color photographs and color-coded transcriptions have been published in a new book titled The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations, Volume 5: Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

This is the final volume of the “Revelations and Translations” series of the Joseph Smith Papers. It is the 23rd of 26 total volumes of the larger Joseph Smith Papers Project, which will be complete in the spring of 2023.

Watch the video “See the Original Book of Mormon Manuscript:”

Visit to purchase a copy of the book. The content — images, transcriptions, introductions and reference material — will be freely available on the website in 18 months.

Learn more in the article “The Church Historian’s Press Releases Landmark Volume on the Original Book of Mormon Manuscript.”


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