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May 1979

Volume 9 Number 5

On the cover: A rare view of the Salt Lake Temple, taken through ground-level clouds; photographed from the Church Office Building by George B. Oats.

Inside front cover: Joseph Smith, Jr., by Alvin Gittens (oil on canvas, 31″ by 39″, 1959, located in the Church Administration Building).

Inside back cover: Oliver Cowdery, by Lewis Ramsey (oil an canvas, 21″ x 27″, 1911, located in the Salt Lake Temple). The Lord named Joseph Smith, Jr., and Oliver Cowdery the first and second elders of the Church, respectively (see D&C 20:2–3).

Photography in this issue: Photographs of Church historical sites are from the Historical Department Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Caption information is provided by William W. Slaughter and W. Randall Dixon of the Church Historical Department. Other photography is by Public Communications Photo Services: Eldon K. Linschoten, chief photographer; Jed A. Clark, Marilyn L. Erd, and Eric W. White.