Today I responded to a telephone arrangement with the New York LDS Institute in which Bill Cottam, director, had 20 or 30 persons in a New York apartment. We talked for almost an hour. Questions asked, to which I gave somewhat lengthy responses:
1. Why did the church decide not to publish the sesquicentennial history volumes?
2. Were there [plural] marriages performed with church approval after 1890?
3. Do you still believe, as you wrote in 1968 for Dialogue, that we ought to publish the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in histories?
4. Comment on the Martin Harris Salamander letter.
5. Comment on your Brigham Young biography
6. Comment on the new book by Robert Gottlieb and Peter Wiley, America's Saints.
7. Women and the priesthood in Church history? Priesthood ordinances?
I left, bearing my testimony that this is the Lord's Church.
[Confessions of a Mormon historian : the diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997, Gary James Bergera, editor, Signature Books, 2018]