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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 743 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.

Thomas Adams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 679
Scope and Contents Holographs and printed material. Contains a journal of Adams' mission to Great Britain, 1895-1897, including newspaper clippings about Mormonism in Ireland, and records of his correspondence and missionary work. Also included are a letter changing his mission call to Great Britain, 1895, genealogical data, and family histories of his father's family, William Adams.

Administrative Council meeting minutes, 1967-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains minutes from the Administrative Council weekly meetings. Materials date from between 1967 and 1971.

Thomas G. Alexander papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1970
Scope and Contents Contains the professional and personal papers of Thomas G. Alexander, dated 1954 to 2009. The professional papers include correspondence, reports, minutes, articles, awards, manuscript drafts, newspaper articles, posters, photographs, questionnaires, outlines, and audiocassettes. These materials pertain to research, students, committees, professional organizations, and courses taught by Dr. Alexander. The personal papers pertain to the U.S. Army and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

James B. Allen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2183
Abstract The collection of professional papers of James B. Allen, includes drafts and research files for various books, correspondence, class lecture notes and other papers. Manuscripts include those for The Story of The Latter-day Saints, The Company Town in the American West, Men with a Mission and Hearts Turned to the Fathers.

Mark K. Allen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2031
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, personal and professional papers, printed materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings of Brigham Young University professor of psychology, Mark K. Allen, his mother, Inez Knight Allen, and his grandfather who was a Utah businessman and financier, Jesse Knight. Allen's papers include professional records dealing with the tenure and chairmanship of the Psychology Department at BYU (1946-1975). Papers also deal with Allen as a student and his faculty years at BYU,...