Following is a list of artifacts placed inside the Nauvoo Illinois Temple's coverstone box:
Books: Bible; Book of Mormon; Doctrine and Covenants; Pearl of Great Price; Standing for Something, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; The teachings of President Gordon B. Hinckley; Hymns; History of Hancock County, Ill., Sesquicentennial Edition, 1968; Rediscovery of the Nauvoo Temple, by Virginia S. Harrington and J.C. Harrington; Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac; Nauvoo Illinois Temple, volumes one and two (scrapbooks containing news and magazine articles, press packets, brochures and photographs).
Tools: Knife used by Charles W. Allen to seal temple windows, trowel from cornerstone ceremony, chisel for tooling the "basket-weave" pattern on temple exterior.
Item: Commemorative coin presented to special guests during open house.
Articles: Church News: Nov. 4, Nov. 11, 2000; Feb. 3, June 30, July 14 and Sept. 29, 2001; April 20 and May 4, 2002. Church Magazines: Improvement Era April 1937, July 1939, November 1963, October 1968; The Instructor March 1965; The Friend September 1993, April 1996, June 2002; Ensign September 1994, May 1999, February 2001, July 2002; New Era May 2002.