The Journal of Mormon History is an official publication of the Mormon History Association (MHA). Its purpose is to publish scholarly work covering the full scope of Mormon history, which represents domestic and international perspectives of the several religious organizations that descend from what was first called the Church of Christ in 1830. MHA, organized in 1965, began publishing the Journal as a single issue in 1974. Single yearly issues continued through 1991 (vols. 1-17; 1986-1987 were combined into one issue, v. 13; no vol. 12 was published). Two issues of the Journal were published annually from 1992 through 2005 (vols. 18-31), and three issues appeared in both 2006 and 2007 (vols. 32-33). Beginning in 2008 (vol. 34) the Journal became a quarterly.
The Mormon History Association (www.mormonhistoryassociation.org) is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to all aspects of the scholarly study of the Mormon past. Formed in 1965, it strives to be the preeminent catalyst and forum worldwide for encouraging the research and study of Mormon history. It pursues its mission by sponsoring annual conferences; providing opportunities for like-minded individuals to discuss and share the broad range of Mormon historical studies; and awarding book, article, and other prizes. Its official periodical, the Journal of Mormon History, fosters the publication of independent, scholarly research. Membership in the Association is open to all.