This site is dedicated to the periodical entitled “The Signs of the Times” which was founded in 1832 by Gilbert Beebe. As you are enabled to read through these copies please keep in mind that the correspondences and articles are written by fallible men. Do as scripture exhorts and test ALL things and hold on to the true and search the scriptures to see if these things are true. Do this with any and every writer.

Below is an index of all the scanned copies of complete (or almost complete) years of periodicals that have been added because of their historical value. My hope for starting this project was to preserve these old copies and make them readily available to whomever might be interested in them and whom the Lord would cause to find them on this site. Quite a few of them I have personally scanned and converted to pdf. Some have come from Google Books of which I originally downloaded as a whole year in a single document, which made it a very large file. I was then enabled to take that document and strip out the images of the pages and compile them back into separate numbers for the year in pdf format.

I want to thank the individual who donated a box full of books of the “Signs” to Stanley Phillips. Along with that a special thanks goes out to the individual who donated $5,000 to Stanley Phillips. To which Stanley utilized the money to have a company scan and convert them, along with some microfilm of earlier copies that was donated, to pdf format. That is where quite a lot of what you see on the site came from because I purchased the DVD that Stanley was selling which included all of the pdf documents from the scanned versions of the books and the digital images from the conversion of the microfolm. I also really want to thank ALL who have contributed copies personally to me and who might contribute copies in the future. This is definitely not a one man show!

You will need a PDF reader program like Adobe Reader or something similar like Foxit Reader or another one that I am currently using called Nitro Reader to read and/or print them. – Tom

P.S., If you have some old copies of the Signs that are not here and are willing to loan them to me to scan, it would be very much appreciated!

1830’s — INDIAN REMOVAL – TRAIL OF TEARS

1832-33 – Volume 1   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 1/1/13)

The above documents are taken from the microfilm. I cleaned up No. 1 to make it more readable. But, while the others are readable, they are very poor quality with a lot of lines going through each page. The documents below are the exact same documents as above but are typed out. This way they are smaller in file size and are much easier to read. – Tom

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1833-34 – Volume 2   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 12/1/13)

1835 – Volume 3   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 12/1/13)

1846 through 1848 — WAR WITH MEXICO

1851 – Volume 19   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/15/12)

1861 through 1865 — THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

1869 – Volume 37   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/15/12)

1870 – Volume 38   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/15/12)

1871 – Volume 39   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/15/12)

1872 – Volume 40   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/18/12)

1873 – Volume 41   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/21/12)

1874 – Volume 42   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/21/12)

1875 – Volume 43   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/21/12)

1876 – Volume 44   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/22/12)

1877 – Volume 45   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/22/12)

1878 – Volume 46   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/22/12)

1879 – Volume 47   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 8/22/12)

1880 – Volume 48   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 7/2/11)

1881 – Volume 49   Editor: Gilbert Beebe   (Added: 7/23/11)

1882 – Volume 50   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1883 – Volume 51   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1884 – Volume 52   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1885 – Volume 53   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1886 through 1889 — THE CONTEST

1886 – Volume 54   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1887 – Volume 55   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1888 – Volume 56   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1889 – Volume 57   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1890 — BATTLE OF WOUNDED KNEE

1890 – Volume 58   Editor: G. Beebe’s Sons   (Added: 8/22/12)

1897 – Volume 65   Editors: F.A. Chick, B.L. Beebe   (Added: 6/13/11)

April - Aug. 1898 — SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

1898 – Volume 66   Editors: F.A. Chick, B.L. Beebe   (Added: 7/29/10)

1899 – Volume 67   Editors: F.A. Chick, B.L. Beebe   (Added: 8/24/10)

1900 – Volume 68   Editors: F.A. Chick, B.L. Beebe   (Added: 7/29/10)

1901 – Volume 69   Editors: F.A. Chick, B.L. Beebe   (Added: 6/23/10)

1902 – Volume 70   Editors: F.A. Chick, B.L. Beebe   (Added: 4/29/11)

1903 – Volume 71   Editors: F.A. Chick, B.L. Beebe   (Added: 7/15/10)

1904 – Volume 72   Editors: F.A. Chick, B.L. Beebe   (Added: 8/2/10)

1905 – Volume 73   Editors: F.A. Chick   (Added: 8/25/10)

1906 – Volume 74   Editors: F.A. Chick H. C. Ker   (Added: 8/24/10)

1907 – Volume 75   Editors: F.A. Chick H. C. Ker   (Added: 7/23/10)

1908 – Volume 76   Editors: F.A. Chick, H. C. Ker   (Added: 7/8/10)

1914 through 1918 — WORLD WAR I

1914 – Volume 82   Editors: Chick, Ker, Lefferts   (Added:10/12/12)

1915 – Volume 83   Editors: H.C. Ker, H. H. Lefferts   (Added:1/1/13)

1916 – Volume 84   Editors: H.C. Ker, H. H. Lefferts   (Added:7/13/13)

1919 through 1933 — PROHIBITION / 1920 — WOMEN GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE

1919 – Volume 87   Editors: H.C. Ker, H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 4/12/12)

1920 – Volume 88   Editors: H.C. Ker, H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/15/11)

1921 – Volume 89   Editors: H.C. Ker, H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/15/11)

1922 – Volume 90   Editors: H.C. Ker, H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/15/11)

1923 – Volume 91   Editor: H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/15/11)

1924 – Volume 92   Editor: H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/16/11)

1925 — SCOPES TRIAL:(Debate between religion and science over teaching evolution.)

1925 – Volume 93   Editor: H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/24/11)

1927 – Volume 95   Editor: H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/30/11)

1929 — THE GREAT DEPRESSION BEGINS(Stock market crashes)

1930 – Volume 98   Editor: H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/24/11)

1931 – Volume 99   Editor: H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/24/11)

1933 – Volume 101   Editor: H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/24/11)

1934 – Volume 102   Editor: H. H. Lefferts   (Added: 3/30/11)

1936 – Volume 104   Editor: R. Lester Dodson   (Added: 3/30/11)

1938 – Volume 106   Editor: R. Lester Dodson   (Added: 3/30/11)

September 1939 — WORLD WAR II BEGINS(Hitler invades Poland)

1939 – Volume 107   Editor: R. Lester Dodson   (Added: 3/30/11)

1940 – Volume 108   Editor: R. Lester Dodson   (Added: 3/31/11)

1941 through 1945 — U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR II

1945 – Volume 113   Editor: R. Lester Dodson   (Added: 3/31/11)

1946 – Volume 114   Editor: R. Lester Dodson   (Added: 3/31/11)

1947 – Volume 115   Editor: R. Lester Dodson   (Added: 4/7/11)

1948 – Volume 116   Editor: R. Lester Dodson   (Added: 4/7/11)

1950 through 1953 — KOREAN WAR1950 through 1954 — McCARTHYISM

1951 – Volume 119   Editors: Spangler, Lambert, Griffin, Nash   (Added: 4/7/11)

1952 – Volume 120   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1953 – Volume 121   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1954 through 1973 — U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM

1954 – Volume 122   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1959 – Volume 127   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

November 22, 1963 — PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATED

1964 – Volume 132   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1965 – Volume 133   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1966 – Volume 134   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1967 – Volume 135   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1968 – Volume 136   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1969 – Volume 137   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1972 – Volume 140   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1973 – Volume 141   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1975 – Volume 143   Editors: David Spangler, John Wood   (Added: 4/27/11)

1981 – Volume 149   Editors: David Spangler, James Poole   (Added: 4/27/11)

1982 – Volume 150   Editors: David Spangler, James Poole   (Added: 4/27/11)

1983 – Volume 151   Editors: David Spangler, James Poole   (Added: 4/27/11)

1984 – Volume 152   Editors: J. R. Williams, Kenneth Key   (Added: 4/27/11)

1987 – Volume 155   Editors: J. R. Williams, Kenneth Key   (Added: 4/27/11)

1988 – Volume 156   Editors: J. R. Williams, Kenneth Key   (Added: 4/27/11)

1999 – Volume 167   Editors: J. R. Williams, Kenneth Key   (Added: 34/27/11)

 

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