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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:

Tabernacles, approximately 1995-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include 11 x 14 prints of John Telford photographs of Latter-day Saint Tabernacles around the United States. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Tabernacles, approximately 1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 6 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include a 14 x 18 photograph by John Telford of the Latter-day Saint Salt Lake Tabernacle. Materials dated approximately 1999.
Dates: approximately 1999

Tabernacles, approximately 1995-1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 7 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include 16 x 20 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Tabernacles throughout Utah and Idaho. Materials dated approximately 1995-1999.
Dates: approximately 1995-1999

Tabernacles, approximately 1995-1996

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 9 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include 20 x 24 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-1996.
Dates: approximately 1995-1996

Tabernacles, approximately 1995-200

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 10 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include 22 x 28 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 2000.
Dates: approximately 1995-200

Tabernacles, approximately 1995-2000

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 13 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include 26 x 32 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2000.
Dates: approximately 1995-2000

John Telford photographs of historic Mormon architecture

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8654
Scope and Contents Materials include photographs by John Telford of historic Tabernacles, meetinghouses, and other buildings built by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of these are large prints, some of which are mounted for an exhibition. There are also negatives and transparencies of these same buildings as well as some showing Temples. There are also materials relating to an exhibition of these photographs, specifically an introductory poster and copies of some captions. These...
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Temples, 2000-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 15 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include photographs by John Telford of Latter-day Saint Temples. Materials dated 2000-2010.
Dates: 2000-2010

Temples, approximately 1995-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include transparencies of photographs of Latter-day Saint Temples around the United States. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Temples, approximately 1995-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include 11 x 14 prints of John Telford photographs of Latter-day Saint Temples. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010