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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 81 Collections and/or Records:

And should we die / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; screenplay by Scott Whitaker, 1966

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 28
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1966, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The film depicts the persecution of Latter-day Saints in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution and the death of two Church members for not denying their faith. The collection has a DVD copy of the film reel. Dated 1966.

Callings : worldwide service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3795
Scope and Contents Collection contains a portfolio of twenty-six mounted silver photographic prints. The photographs are of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world who hold Church callings. Hedengren interviewed and photographed Church members in Cambodia, Sweden, Mexico, France, New Mexico, New York, and Ghana for this portfolio. Also included in the collection are smaller reference prints, a CD with a PowerPoint presentation and digital copies, and DVD slideshow of the...

Church in action / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, David Kent Jacobs], 1971-1978

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains DVD copies of film reels for the Church in Action series for the years 1971, 1974-1975, and 1978. The series was created for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. Started in 1970, the series covered events around the world, such as temple dedications, new countries opened, and general announcements of Church membership growth and development.

Néstor Curbelo papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6939
Overview Collection includes documents, CDs, DVDs and collected photographs as well as unbound volumes of oral history interviews of families in both Northern and Southern Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia.

David Kent Jacobs DVD copies of collection of films, 1960-1982

 Series
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to motion picture films and projects created by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The materials include film reels, many of which are original cuts of films such as "The First Vision," "Uncle Ben," and "Curtain Time, U.S.A." The films typically have Mormon themes, dealing with Church history or providing religious instruction. The materials are DVD copies of the film reels that are in 16 mm prints. Dated 1960 to 1982.

Families are forever / [MCA Corporate Films] ; [producers, Stephen B. Allen, John G. Kinnear, L. Jay Monk, William N. Burch], 1982

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 21
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1982, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The story is of a family who is comforted by the idea that families can be together forever after a family member dies. Dated 1982.

Footage and trims of Curtain Time, U.S.A. tours, 1960-1965

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains DVD copies of multiple reels and loose film trims that include performances and outakes from the Middle East and Asian performances of Curtain Time U.S.A., a tour of a Brigham Young University performing group that toured many parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe in 1965. Sponsored by the United States State Department, it was a foreign relations program to help American relations. The performing group showed American styles of music, dance, and entertainment. The students also...

Jonice L. Hubbard collection of oral histories with Mormon public relations professionals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7603
Scope and Contents Collection contains oral histories of Mormons who pioneered broadcasting, communications, and media. Includes sixteen oral histories recorded on DVD. Also included in the collection is a two DVD set of a documentary made by Jonice L. Hubbard about the revolution of media in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials gathered as part of Hubbard's thesis, Pioneers of Twentieth Century Mormon Media.

Latter-day Saint leaders, past and present / Deseret Film Productions ; [produced by Frank S. Wise], 1970

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 24
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1948 and rereleased in 1986. The film was produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film focuses on short biographies of church leaders and members during the organization of the church up until 1948. The collection has a DVD copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1970.

Missionary Center Training records on Estonian language training, approximately 2008

 Sub-Series — Box: 44, item: 14
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Estonian language.

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