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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:

Nauvoo, approximately 1996

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 7 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include 16 x 20 photographs taken by John Telford of sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated 1990-2005.
Dates: approximately 1996

Nauvoo, approximately 1996

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

Nauvoo, approximately 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 9 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include a 20 x 24 photograph by John Telford of sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

Nauvoo, approximately 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 11 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include a 20 x 32 photographs by John Telford of sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995

Nauvoo, approximately 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 12 Sub-Series 1
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

Negatives, approximately 1995-2010

 Series — Box: 16
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 16
Scope and Contents Materials include John Telford's original negatives. The proofs in this collection were printed by the L. Tom Perry Collections and the negatives are numbered to correspond with their proofs. Many of the prints in this collection were also printed by John Telford from these negatives. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Original envelopes and proofs, approximately 1995-2010

 Sub-Series — Box: 15
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Materials include 74 manila envelopes. These envelopes were originally used by John Telford to hold and organize his negatives. There are original proofs glued on the front to indicate which negatives were inside. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Proofs, approximately 1995-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15
Scope and Contents Materials include proofs of photographs by John Telford. These proofs range from 4 x 5 to 8.5 x 11.5. The 4 x 5 proofs were printed by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections from John Telford's original negatives. The larger prints were printed by John Telford. Many of these original prints show only a fraction of the negative. There are photographs of historic Latter-day Saint architecture, include Temples, Tabernacles, and buildings; an exhibit of these photographs; sites in historic Nauvoo,...
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Tabernacles, approximately 1995-2000

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2000.
Dates: approximately 1995-2000

Tabernacles, approximately 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include 8 x 10 prints of pictures of Latter-day Saint Tabernacles in Utah. Materials dated approximately 1995.
Dates: approximately 1995