Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Existence: 1830-
The Church of Jesus Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (established 1830) is a restorationist Christian church with a world-wide membership. Originally established in Upstate New York by Joseph Smith, Jr., the church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the past, it was commonly abbreviated as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church.
During the 1820s, the church's founder, Joseph Smith, experienced visions and was led to the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. The Church was officially founded by Joseph Smith on April 6, 1830, in Palmyra, New York. The members of the religion faced a series of persecutions, and eventually fled to Utah for refuge beginning in 1847. The Church continued to grow and expand beyond Utah, and with membership later numbering over 16 million. It is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Presidents of the Church have included Joseph Smith Jr. (1832-1844), Brigham Young (1847-1877), John Taylor (1880-1887), Wilford Woodruff (1889-1898), Lorenzo Snow (1898-1901), Joseph F. Smith (1901-1918), Heber J. Grant (1918-1945), George Albert Smith (1945-1951), David O. McKay (1951-1970), Joseph Fielding Smith (1970-1972), Harold B. Lee (1972-1973), Spencer W. Kimball (1973-1985), Ezra Taft Benson (1985-1994), Howard W. Hunter (1994-1995), Gordon B. Hinckley (1995-2008), Thomas S. Monson (2008-2018), and Russell M. Nelson (2018- ).
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Van Noord, R. King of Beaver Island, c1988: CIP pref. (church headed by James Jesse Strang, orig. part of Church; Strangites)
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Burke, L.H. History of the Washington, D.C. LDS Ward, c1990.
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Liahona (Armenian), Apr. 2000: t.p. (Hisus Kʻristosi Verjin Ōreri Srberi Ekeghetsʻi) p. 1 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Its Web site, viewed May 11, 2004 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
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Kitāb al-mabādiʼ wa-al-ʻuhūd li-Kanīsat Yasūʻ al-Masīḥ li-Qiddīsī al-Ayyām al-Akhīrah, wa-yaḥtawī ʻalā ruʼyā uʻṭiyat li-Jūzif Smith, al-Nabī ... , 1989
Wikipedia, Oct. 13, 2010 (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (previously abbreviated as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church) is a restorationist Christian church and the largest denomination originating from the Latter Day Saint movement founded by Joseph Smith, Jr.; founded in Upstate New York on April 6, 1830, the church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has established congregations (called wards or branches) worldwide)
Mārman̲ puttakam, 2009: t.p. (Iyēcu Kiristuvin̲ Tiruccapai; The Church of Jesus Christ)
Die Boek van Mormon, 1972: title page (Kerk van Jesus Christus van die Heiliges van die Laaste Dae)
Mormon nwoma no mu bi, 1988: title page (Jesus Christ N'ascr a Cwc Hc Ma Ekyrmba Ahotseweelfo)
Libri i Mormonit, 1999: title page (Kisha e Jezu Krishtit e Shenjtorëve të Ditëve të Mëvonshme)
Kitāb Mūrmūn, 1985: title page (Kanīsat Yasūʻ al-Masīḥ li-Qiddīsī al-Ayyām al-Akhīrah = كنيسة يسوع المسيح لقديسي الأيام الأخيرة)
Mormoni Girkʻě, 2000: title page(Hisus Kʻristosi Verjin Ōreri Srberi Ekeghetsʻu koghmitsʻ)
Mormonan kellkatapa, 1985: title page (Jesucriston Khep Khepürunacanquiri Kollananac Tamapan mistuyata)
Ri molaj tanaj richin ri Vuj richin ri Mormon, 1978: title page (Ri Ruk'ataj ri Jesucristo quichin ri Chojlaxela' chupan ri ruq'uisibel tak K'ij)
El libre de Mormó, 1981: title page (Església de Jesucrist dels Sants dels Darrers Dies)
Mormonova Knjiga, 1983: title page (Crkva Isusa Krista Svetaca Posljednjih Dana)
Mormón Kaiya Purba, 1981: title page (Esucristo ittoed nega esordamar napi puguad onosa)
www.mormon.cz, 20 October 2011 (Církev Jez̆ís̆e Krista Svatých posledních dnů)
Eglise de Jésus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Kerk Van Jezus Christus Van De Heiligen Der Laatste Dagen, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Viimse Aja Pühade Jeesuse Kristuse Kirik, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Myöhempien Aikojen Pyhien Jeesuksen Kristuksen Kirkko, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Η Εκκλησία του Ιησού Χριστού των Αγίων των Τελευταίων Ημερών, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Az Utolsó Napok Szentjeinek Jézus Krisztus Egyháza, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Gereja Yesus Kristus Dari Orang-Orang Suci Zaman Akhir, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Kirkja Jesú Krists hinna Síđari daga heilögu, via WWW, 20 October 2011
La Chiesa di Gesù Cristo dei Santi degli Ultimi Giorni, via WWW, 20 October 2011
末日聖徒イエス・キリスト教会, via www, 20 October 2011
Pēdējo Dienu Svēto Jēzus Kristus Baznīca, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Kościół Jezusa Chrystusa Świętych w Dniach Ostatnich, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Biserica lui Isus Hristos a Sfinților din Zilele din Urmă, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Церкви Иисуса Христа Святых последних дней, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Церкви Ісуса Христа Святих Останніх Днів, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Cirkev Jez̆is̆a Krista Svätých neskors̆ích dní, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Cerkev Jezusa Kristusa svetih iz poslednjih dni, via WWW, 20 October 2011
Jesu Kristi Kyrka av Sista Dagars Heliga, via WWW, 20 October 2011
MormonMongolia FaceBook page, viewed 2017-05-08 (Esu̇s Khristiĭn Khozhmyn U̇eiĭn Gėgėėntnu̇u̇diĭn Su̇m (Mormonchuud))
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, via WWW, Oct. 15, 2014 (History of the Church; founded April 6, 1830; LDS Church; Mormon Church; founder Joseph Smith; saw visions and found gold plates in the 1820s; persecution; fled to Utah in 1847; headquartered in Salt Lake)
Newsroom of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, via WWW, Oct. 15, 2014 (Statistical Report: April 2014 General Conference; membership over 15,000,000; prophet Thomas S. Monson)
Wikipedia, via WWW, Dec. 3, 2020 (over 16 million members; presidents: Joseph Smith Jr. (1832-1844), Brigham Young (1847-1877), John Taylor (1880-1887), Wilford Woodruff (1889-1898), Lorenzo Snow (1898-1901), Joseph F. Smith (1901-1918), Heber J. Grant (1918-1945), George Albert Smith (1945-1951), David O. McKay (1951-1970), Joseph Fielding Smith (1970-1972), Harold B. Lee (1972-1973), Spencer W. Kimball (1973-1985), Ezra Taft Benson (1985-1994), Howard W. Hunter (1994-1995), Gordon B. Hinckley (1995-2008), Thomas S. Monson (2008-2018), and Russell M. Nelson (2018- ))
Found in 2410 Collections and/or Records:
Materials include a 25 x 40 photograph by John Telford of Jerusalem, Israel. Materials dated approximately 1998.
Film is dated 1978, and was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio. One film reel is included in the collection.
Materials include 26 x 32 photographs by John Telford of history Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2000.
Film was released in 1955, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Sunday School board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was designed as a training video for Sunday School teachers by showing the training needed to teach well.The collection has one copy on a film reel.
Contains five volumes of photocopied pages from the mission diaries of John Austin Abbott. Abbott served in the New Zealand Mission, and these diaries detail his daily occasions. He talks about his time with the Mormon Church, their lives, the weather, and baptism numbers. Dated 1899-1901.
Contains letters to and from various family members, including: Wilford Woodruff, Emma L. Woodruff, Helen Winters Woodruff, Avery Clark Woodruff, Asahel Woodruff, and other family members. Also contains Woodruff's mission correspondence to his family. Dated 1885 to 1904.
Includes papers regarding the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, miscellaneous receipts, and miscellaneous correspondence (including invitations and announcements and letters from DeForrest Richards, governor of Wyoming), autobiography of Avery Clark Woodruff Lambert, and material relating to the reburial of Abraham and Helen Woodruff. Letters are filed in alphabetical order. Dated 1900 to 1904.
Contains Woodruff's mission journals, the first from January 23, 1894, to October 31, 1894, the second from October 1, 1895 to May 26, 1896. Another journal from January 1, 1899 to December 31, 1900, a journal from October 1, 1901 to April 24, 1902, a letter record book beginning in 1894, a notebook from 1898, and a letter book from March 6, 1900 to April 18, 1900.