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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 64 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Owen Woodruff correspondence, 1885-1904

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Abraham Owen Woodruff correspondence, 1900-1904

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Abraham Owen Woodruff journals and notebooks, 1894 January- 1902 April

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Abraham Owen Woodruff miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1894- 1904

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Abraham Owen Woodruff scrapbooks and notebooks

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Ernest H. Burgess diary

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2333
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary kept by Ernest Burgess and by his wife, Donna Miles Burgess. Ernest writes about his missionary experiences in Germany and about his life in Roosevelt, Utah. Donna Burgess continues the account of life in Roosevelt until 1959. Many of the entries are long and detailed, but there are many lengthy gaps in the record.

Castle Hadlock Murphy--Faith Promoting Stories from the Life, date of production not identified

 Fonds — Box: 4, Folder: 12
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy's bound research and reference files. Materials dated approximately 1905 to 1982.

Castle Hadlock Murphy bound research and reference files, date of production not identified

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy's bound research and reference files. Materials dated approximately 1905 to 1982.

Castle Hadlock Murphy bound writings, date of publication not included

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include the bound volume writing ofCastle Hadlock Murphy. Materials dated approximatley 1905 to 1982.

Castle Hadlock Murphy miscellaneous materials, 1931-1982

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy miscellaneous materials. Dated 1931 to 1982.