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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:

Temples, approximately 1995-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 6 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include 14 x 18 photographs by John Telford of Latter-day Saint Temples in Utah. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Temples, approximately 1995-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include a 16 x 20 photograph by John Telford of the Latter-day Saint Laie Hawaii Temple. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010

Temples, approximately 2001-2002

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 9 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include 20 x 24 photographs by John Telford of Latter-day Saint Temples. Materials dated approximately 2001-2002.
Dates: approximately 2001-2002

Transparencies, approximately 1995-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include transparencies of photographs by John Telford of Latter-day Saint buildings, specifically Temples and buildings on Temple Square. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.
Dates: approximately 1995-2010