F.A.R.M.S. moved this spring up from our basement quarters into three rooms on the third floor of Amanda Knight Hall, at the corner of 800 North and Unviersity Avenue in Provo. Room 315 serves as the main office; another room is a distribution center and the third houses our archive and research library. The gable-roofed architecture of the building preserves a distinctive atmosphere of quiet age.
The office is not generally open to the public. Special visits can be accomodated by appointment. Our telephone number is (801) 378-3295, although the office is not always staffed and it may be unattended when you call. Open hours will be held during busy periods such as the CES Symposium and BYU Campus Education Week in August. Please come by and see us then.
We are grateful to Ed Haines and his staff, and to Noel Reynolds, Robert Matthews, and many others at BYU who made this welcomed move possible.
The Foundation has prepared a very professional table-top display outlining F.A.R.M.S.' purposes and projects. Exhibits were held recently at April General Conference, at the Society of Biblical Literature regional meetings in Denver, and at the Mormon History Association convention in Provo. Exhibits are planned at BYU during August for Commencement, the CES Symposium and Campus Education Week. We welcome your suggestions of other public gatherings where a F.A.R.M.S. exhibit might be appropriate.
The media production "Lands of the Book of Mormon" is now in its second edition in both slide/cassette and video formats. Over 350 copies of this stimulating and popular show are in use around the Church. Viewer response has been quite favorable.
F.A.R.M.S.' other video presentation, "Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon," is a 45 minute illustrated discussion of the striking ancient literary art form that some LDS scholars consider the most exciting Book of Mormon discovery of our generation. It is pertinent to the study of Mosiah and Alma — particularly Alma's masterful chapter 36.