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“If you visit the East Wing of the Church Office Building you will find in the hallway a gallery of portraits. These are the Church Historians, from Oliver Cowdery to G. Homer Durham. But where is Leonard Arrington? Nowhere to be seen. The official explanation is that to be a Church Historian one has to be a General Authority. A brief period of our history, awkwardly embarrassing to someone, is thus erased. Orwell’s Truthspeak did not have to wait for 1984.”

David Bitton, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought – Volume 16, no. 3, “Ten Years in Camelot: A Personal Memoir” (Salt Lake City, UT: Dialogue Magazine, Fall 1983), 19.