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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:

25 x 40 photographs, approximately 1998

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 14
Scope and Contents Materials include a 25 x 40 photograph by John Telford of Jerusalem, Israel. Materials dated approximately 1998.
Dates: approximately 1998

26 x 32 photographs, approximately 1995-2000

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 13
Scope and Contents Materials include 26 x 32 photographs by John Telford of history Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2000.
Dates: approximately 1995-2000

"Bless This House" book proposal, approximately 1996

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include two documents that were used to propose the publication of a book using John Telford's photographs of Tabernacles and Buildings and included a history of the buildings. There are also rough drafts of an introduction and sample histories. Materials dated approximately 1996.
Dates: approximately 1996

"Bless This House" exhibit, approximately 1996

 Sub-Series — Box: 13, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include photographs of the "Bless This House" exhibit of John Telford's photographs of historic Mormon architecture. Materials dated approximately 1996.
Dates: approximately 1996

"Bless This House" exhibit materials, approximately 1996

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include documents relating to an exhibition of John Telford's photographs of Tabernacles and Buildings, called "Bless This House." Materials include a draft of the introduction to the exhibit, found at the beginning of the exhibit, and drafts of the label texts found below or next to the photographs. Materials dated approximately 1996.
Dates: approximately 1996

"Bless This House" exhibit materials, approximately 1996

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 9 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include the introductory poster from the "Bless This House" exhibit of John Telford's photographs of historic Mormon architecture. Materials dated approximately 1996.
Dates: approximately 1996

Buildings, approximately 1995-2000

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint buildings. Materials dated approximately 1995-2000.
Dates: approximately 1995-2000

Buildings, approximately 1995-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include transparencies of photographs of buildings on Temple Square. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Buildings, approximately 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include 8 x 10 prints of John Telford photographs of Latter-day Saint buildings in Utah. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

Buildings, approximately 1995-1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 4 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include 11 x 14 prints of John Telford photographs of historic Latter-day Saint buildings around Utah. Materials dated approximately 1995-1999.
Dates: approximately 1995-1999