Download pre 1997 versions of the Ensign

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ammage
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Download pre 1997 versions of the Ensign

Postby ammage » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:56 am

Hello - I am trying to find the pdf version of the November 1995 ensign. I have seen a few threads on this forum pointing to individual magazines, but I was unable to alter the url to point them to the November 1995 issue.

So I have two questions:
1) Do you know where I can download the November 1995 issue of the Ensign?
2) Do you know where I can easily download the actual pdf of the Ensign Magazine for magazines before 1997? (Just so I don't have to keep coming to this forum to ask for the specific links to other ensign editions)

Thanks!!

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Re: Download pre 1997 versions of the Ensign

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:00 pm

The Church didn't start using PDFs for magazines until 2001 (the PDF format was developed throughout the 1990s), so any PDFs from before then would be scans that were created later. The Church hasn't published any scanned PDFs of older Ensigns. However, they have published some of the older magazines (pre-Ensign) on Archive.org. You can find links by searching Archive.org, or from here: http://scripturetools.net/periodicals
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Re: Download pre 1997 versions of the Ensign

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:38 pm

I don't know as it applies in the case, but many magazines from that era are not available because the contacts of the time didn't ancipate the rise of the internet and did not grant the publisher the rights to publish online. Much of the content of the Ensign comes from members, not church employees. So, that could be a factor.
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