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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:

Daniel H. Ludlow digital files, date of production not identified

 Series — Carton: 11
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 15
Scope and Contents Contains digital files generated by Daniel H. Ludlow. Topics include correlation, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, and General Conference talks. Date of production not identified.

Daniel H. Ludlow files of prophetic statements, approximately 1960s-1990s

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains statements by prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on a variety of gospel topics. Dated circa 1960's to 1990's.

Daniel H. Ludlow files on the scriptures, date of production not identified

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains information on studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon including lists of scriptures to ponder. Date of production not identified.

Daniel H. Ludlow general files, 1968-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 14
Scope and Contents Contains talks given by Daniel H. Ludlow, copies of a publication called "Hymns of the Passion," a book manuscript, and material related to tours of the Holy Land. Dated 1968 to 1995.

Daniel H. Ludlow materials which might be eventually sent to parents and youth, 1980

 Series — Carton: 7, Folder: 8-15
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains scripture references and quotations related to gospel topics. Dated 1980.

Daniel H. Ludlow papers on correlation, 1962-1987

 Series — Carton: 3, Folder: 15-20
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains materials describing the history of correlation in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials include correspondence, notes, articles, and pamphlets. Dated from 1962 to 1987.

Daniel H. Ludlow papers on the Book of Mormon Critical Text project, 1998-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains notes, evaluation sheets, and other materials related to the Book of Mormon Critical Text project. Also includes two annotated photocopies of the 1837 edition of the Book of Mormon. Dated from 1998 to 2000.

Daniel H. Ludlow papers on the Dead Sea Scrolls, date of production not identified

 Series — Carton: 8, Folder: 11-16
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of articles and notes about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Date of production not identified.

Daniel H. Ludlow papers on the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1986-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains material related to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Materials include outlines for the encyclopedia, draft articles, proofs, and correspondence with contributors. Dated from 1986 to 1995.

Daniel H. Ludlow papers on the LDS Edition of the Bible, 1998

 Series — Carton: 6, Folder: 4-10
Identifier: MSS 8007 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains footnote entries and notes related to the LDS Edition of the Bible. Dated 1998.