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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 116 Collections and/or Records:

African American Oral History Project case files, 1985-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the African American Oral History Project, 1985-1993.

African American Oral History Project transcripts, 1985-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the African American Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1985-1993.

African American Oral History Project transcripts, case files, and other material, 1980-1995

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17
Scope and Contents Contains contracts from and contact information for participants in the African American Oral History Project, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews, and transcripts for those interviews. Topics covered in the oral histories include family life, conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dating and social experiences as a member, family life, acceptance by other members, feelings about the priesthood and the prior restrictions, and how life...

American Airpower Heritage Group Oral History Project transcript, 1992 January 2

 Series — Folder: MSS OH 2542
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 51
Scope and Contents Contains an oral history memoir of Richard "Dick" Hundley of the American Airpower Heritage Group of the Confederate Air Force Flying Museum. Dated 2 January 1992.

American Fork Oral History Project case files, 1973-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 10 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the American Fork Oral History Project, 1973-1979.

American Fork Oral History Project transcripts, 1973-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 10 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the American Fork Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1973-1979.

American Fork Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1973-1979

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 10
Scope and Contents Includes contracts from and contact information for participants in the American Fork Oral History Project, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews, and transcripts for those interviews, 1973-1979.

Big Horn Basin Oral History Project case file, 1994

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 30
Scope and Contents Includes contracts from and contact information for participants in the US Forest Service Oral History Project, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews, 1994.

Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project case files, 1994-2003

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 32 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project, 1994, 2003.

Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project transcripts, 1994-2003

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 32 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 2003. Dated 1994 to 2003.