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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1830-

Administrative History

The Church of Jesus Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (est. 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. It is commonly abbreviated as the LDS Church and colloquially referred to as 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 today it has a membership 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- ).

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

8 x 10 photographs, approximately 1995

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include 8 x 10 prints of photographs by John Telford of Latter-day Saints Buildings and Tabernacles in Utah. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

11 x 14 photographs, approximately 1995-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include 11 x 14 photographs of John Telford photographs of historic Latter-day Saint buildings, Temples, and Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

11 x 17 photographs, approximately 1998

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include an 11 x 17 photograph of Jerusalem at night by John Telford. Materials dated approximately 1998.
Dates: approximately 1998

14 x 18 photographs, approximately 1995-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 6
Scope and Contents Materials include 14 x 18 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Temples and Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

16 x 20 photographs, approximately 1995-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 7
Scope and Contents Materials include 16 x 20 photographs taken by John Telford. Subjects include historic Latter-day Saint Temples, Tabernacles, and buildings; Bethlehem, Israel; sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois; and a sunset landscape. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

18 x 24 photographs, approximately 1996

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 8
Scope and Contents Materials include 18 x 24 photographs by John Telford taken of sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1996.
Dates: approximately 1996

20 x 24 photographs, approximately 1995-2002

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 9
Scope and Contents Materials include 20 x 24 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint sites. These include Temples, Tabernacles, buildings, and sites in Nauvoo. There is also a poster from an exhibition of John Telford's photographs. Materials dated approximately 1995-2002.
Dates: approximately 1995-2002

20 x 32 photographs, approximately 1995

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 11
Scope and Contents Materials include 20 x 32 photographs by John Telford of sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

20 x 34 photographs, approximately 1995

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 12
Scope and Contents Materials include a 20 x 34 photograph by John Telford of historic sites in Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

22 x 28 photographs, approximately 1995-2000

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 10
Scope and Contents Materials include 22 x 28 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2000.
Dates: approximately 1995-2000