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Autumn Leaves (1888–1929) was the first children's magazine of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS Church). The magazine was published in Lamoni, Iowa, and edited by Marietta Walker, who was an assistant editor for Zion's Hope and worked with the church throughout her life.

The main purpose of Autumn Leaves was to prepare young men and women for adult life and responsibility. This included many references that younger people would be able to relate to. In the history of this magazine there has been 45 volumes released each discussing important life lessons one may endure in their adult life. In 1929, the magazine was renamed Vision, and it was discontinued in 1932. The magazine included many notable writers but the most famous was Joseph Smith III, who was the President of the RLDS Church and the founder of Graceland University.

Significance in the Church

The magazine played an important role in the RLDS Church. It was the first magazine for children in the church. This allowed the younger generations to be able to learn the ways of the church more effectively.

  • "Frederick Madison Smith Library". Lamoni, Iowa Graceland University. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  • History of the RLDS Church, Volume 4, Chapter 33.
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