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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 23 Collections and/or Records:

The "Americanization" of Utah for statehood / Gustive O. Larson

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1300
Scope and Contents Manuscript of book prior to publication. Presents the struggle of Utah for statehood, including all aspects and conditions relative to the practice of plural marriage and the issue of the "Woodruff Manifesto".

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.

Abraham H. Cannon letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2341
Scope and Contents Typewritten letters signed by A H. Cannon. Cannon writes to Levi Alexander Colvin in both letters requesting payments for some business transactions.

Clyde C. Edmonds business papers, 1934-1957

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1426 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains the following: Clyde Edmonds' mission journal from the British Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; personal correspondence; correspondence, notes and manuals on the General Church Welfare Committee; correspondence, notes and folders on various poultry cooperatives and other economic and industrial organizations with which Edmonds was involved; a collection of notes and talks on the poultry industry, by Edmonds and others and, newspaper clippings on the poultry...

Clyde C. Edmonds civic and political papers, 1936-1952

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1426 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains the following: Clyde Edmonds' mission journal from the British Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; personal correspondence; correspondence, notes and manuals on the General Church Welfare Committee; correspondence, notes and folders on various poultry cooperatives and other economic and industrial organizations with which Edmonds was involved; a collection of notes and talks on the poultry industry, by Edmonds and others and, newspaper clippings on the poultry...

Clyde C. Edmonds ecclesiastical papers, 1939-1947

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1426 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains the following: Clyde Edmonds' mission journal from the British Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; personal correspondence; correspondence, notes and manuals on the General Church Welfare Committee; correspondence, notes and folders on various poultry cooperatives and other economic and industrial organizations with which Edmonds was involved; a collection of notes and talks on the poultry industry, by Edmonds and others and, newspaper clippings on the poultry...

Clyde C. Edmonds newspaper indices, 1931

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1426 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains the following: Clyde Edmonds' mission journal from the British Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; personal correspondence; correspondence, notes and manuals on the General Church Welfare Committee; correspondence, notes and folders on various poultry cooperatives and other economic and industrial organizations with which Edmonds was involved; a collection of notes and talks on the poultry industry, by Edmonds and others and, newspaper clippings on the poultry...

Clyde C. Edmonds scrapbooks, 1935-1955

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1426 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains the following: Clyde Edmonds' mission journal from the British Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; personal correspondence; correspondence, notes and manuals on the General Church Welfare Committee; correspondence, notes and folders on various poultry cooperatives and other economic and industrial organizations with which Edmonds was involved; a collection of notes and talks on the poultry industry, by Edmonds and others and, newspaper clippings on the poultry...

Ariel R. Davis papers and Kinderhook Plates materials

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 5946
Abstract Ariel R. Davis' copies of the Kinderhook Plates and related materials, and other papers, dated circa 1960-1975.

Clyde C. Edmonds papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1426
Abstract Includes Latter-day Saint Church mission journal, personal and other correspondence, notes, speeches and publications concerning the poultry industry and the Latter-day Saint Church Welfare Program.