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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 229 Collections and/or Records:

Missionary Training Center records on Cakchiquel language training, 1967-2006

 Sub-Series — Carton: 16
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Cakchiquel, or Kaqchikel, language, spoken by one of the Maya peoples of Guatemala (specific materials unknown--only in previous accessions). Materials dated 1967-2006.

Missionary Training Center records on Cambodian (Khmer) language training, 1967-2006

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Cambodian language, more commonly known as Khmer.

The 2015 accession includes the books "Khmer: Basic Course, Volume 1"; "Selections from the Book of Mormon (Cambodian)"; and "Cambodian for Missionaries". Materials dated 1967-2006.

Missionary Training Center records on Cantonese language training, 1978-1984

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in Cantonese (a dialect of Chinese).

The 2015 accession includes "Cantonese Sounds & Tones" and "Cantonese for Missionaries." Items dated 1978-1984.

Missionary Training Center records on Chinese language training, 1967-2006

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Chinese language.

The 2015 accession includes a Chinese triple combination Book of Mormon, Chinese Bible (Chinese Union Version), Taiwan Taichung Mission language study plan, and Chinese grammar file. Materials dated 1967-2006.

Missionary Training Center records on Czech language training, approximately 2008

 Sub-Series — Box: 44, item: 13
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Czech language.

The 2015 accession contains one T.A.L.L. disc of "VP" content and language resources for Czech-speaking missionaries. Material dated approximately 2008.

Missionary Training Center records on Danish language training, 1967-2006

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Danish language.

The 2015 accession includes the textbook "Danish for Missionaries". Materials dated 1967-2006.

Missionary Training Center records on Dutch language training, 1984

 Sub-Series — Carton: 40, item: 9
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Dutch language.

The 2015 accession includes the textbook "Dutch for Missionaries". Materials dated 1984.

Missionary Training Center records on Fijian language training, approximately 2008

 Sub-Series — Box: 44, item: 12
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Fijian language.

The 2015 accession contains one shared T.A.L.L. disc of "Tongan & Fijian fillers". Materials dated approximately 2008.

Missionary Training Center records on Finnish language training, 1967-2008

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Finnish language.

The 2015 accession consists of one T.A.L.L. disc of "VP" content and language resources for Finnish-speaking missionaries. Materials dated approximately 1967-2008.

Missionary Training Center records on French language training, 1967-2006

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the French language.

The 2015 accession includes three French T.A.L.L. disks, a shared file on TRC actors for various languages, and grammar files; as well as the French "Gospel Principles" manual, the textbook "Mais oui!: Introductory French and Francophone Culture," and an infield language study guide for French-speaking missionaries. Materials dated 1967-2006.