Larry H. Miller, BYU and the LDS Church plan to publish over the next decade 26 volumes of scanned documents by and about Joseph Smith. The papers will allow scholars to study original documents without visiting the church archives in Salt Lake City.

A look at what's planned:

• Document series (12 volumes): sermons, correspondence, notices and more.

• History series (seven volumes): republished original text of Joseph Smith's manuscript history.

• Journals series (three volumes): journals and diaries split into three periods, 1832-39, 1839-43 and 1843-44.

• Legal series (four volumes): Scholars have found about 150 cases involving Smith in New York, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois.