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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:

Buildings, approximately 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 7 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include 16 x 20 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Church buildings throughout Utah. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

Buildings, approximately 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 9 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include 20 x 24 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Church buildings throughout Utah. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

Detail of Salt Lake 10th Ward, approximately 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Materials include a photograph by John Telford that was originally unidentified. It was later found to be a detail from the interior of the Salt Lake 10th Ward. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

Jerusalem, approximately 1998

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 5 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include an 11 x 17 photograph of Jerusalem. Materials dated approximately 1998.
Dates: approximately 1998

Jerusalem, approximately 1998

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 7 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include a 16 x 20 photograph by John Telford taken in Bethlehem, Israel. Materials dated approximately 1998.
Dates: approximately 1998

Jerusalem, approximately 1998

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 14 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include a 25 x 40 photograph by John Telford of Jerusalem at night. Materials dated approximately 1998.
Dates: approximately 1998

Landscape, approximately 1996

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 7 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Materials include a 16 x 20 photograph by John Telford of a sunset landscape. Materials dated 1990-2005.
Dates: approximately 1996

Landscapes, approximately 1995-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Materials include photographs by John Telford of landscapes. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Manuscript pages, approximately 1996

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include typed manuscript pages that relate to John Telford's photographs of Mormon architecture. These specifically relate to an exhibit of these photographs and a proposed book of these photographs. Materials dated approximately 1996.
Dates: approximately 1996

Nauvoo, approximately 1996-1997

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include photographs by John Telford of sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1996-1997.
Dates: approximately 1996-1997