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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1830-

Administrative History

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1830-) is a restorationist Christian church founded by Joseph Smith in New York. 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 15 million. It is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with President M. Nelson serving as its prophet and president.

Citation

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, via WWW, Oct. 15, 2014 (History of the Church; founded April 6, 1830; LDS Church; Mormon Church; founder Joseph Smith; saw visions and found gold plates in the 1820s; persecution; fled to Utah in 1847; headquartered in Salt Lake)

Mormon Newsroom, via WWW, Oct. 15, 2014 (Statistical Report: April 2014 General Conference; membership over 15,000,000; prophet Thomas S. Monson)

Found in 98 Collections and/or Records:

African American Oral History Project case files, 1985-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the African American Oral History Project, 1985-1993.

American Fork Oral History Project case files, 1973-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 10 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the American Fork Oral History Project, 1973-1979.

Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project case files, 1994-2003

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 32 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project, 1994, 2003.

Brigham Young University audio materials, 1930-1985

 Series
Identifier: UA 1300 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains reel to reel tape audio recordings of forums, devotionals, graduations, Education Week, General Conference, Mormon church history, and KBYU productions from 1930-1985.

Robert and Rosemary Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3106
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, audiotapes, and related ephemera produced by the Browns. The materials document research and publishing activities between 1967 and 1997.

Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project case files, 2000

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 36 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project, 2000.

Castle Gate Oral History Project case files, 1974-1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 12 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the Castle Gate Oral History Project, 1974-1976.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse library collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2589
Scope and Contents Includes a sampling of the components of the standard or model library, including filmstrips, film projectors, picture boards or illustrations, audio tapes, and other visual aids. This is a sampling from two different stakes representing a meetinghouse library in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, approximately 1970s-1990s.

Ernest L. Wilkinson sound recordings from Senate campaign, 1959-1964

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains audiotapes related to Wilkinson's 1964 campaign for the United States Senate, which include recordings of radio and television appearances. Dated 1959-1964.

Family Home Evening Oral History Project case files, 2009-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 47 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the Family Home Evening Oral History Project. Dated 2009-2010.