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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 271 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Alice M. Edwards Lindsay journal, 1932-1933

 Series
Identifier: MSS 5951 Series 2
Scope and Contents note One (1) journal, 1932 January 21-1933 January 16, documenting Alice Lindsay’s experiences visiting family members and caring for her children and husband. Also included separately in acid-free paper: Two (2) valentines to Emogene from Alice Tame, One (1) individual ward Roll Card belonging to Robert S. Lindsay, dated 1934, One (1) Visiting Teachers' Efficiency Report, belonging to Alice M. Lindsay, One (1) newspaper clipping concerning the death of Sarah A. M. Lindsay, One (1) newspaper...

Allred family letters and photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5860
Abstract Handwritten letters and photographs of the Allred family, 1877-1944.

William Allred autobiography and journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4110
Abstract The journal and autobiography of William Allred, an early member of the LDS church, 1819-1887.

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.

Andrew Amundsen journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 786
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Author describes the trip from the Lehi, Utah, area in company with his fellow missionaries to Moencopi, Arizona, where the group farmed, lived among the Indians, learned their language, and taught them about the Mormon Church. Amundsen also records his impressions of the Indians as a people and gives a day-by-day account of the Mormons' relations with them, as well as providing descriptions of various sites the group explored for potential settlement by Mormon...

The Answer

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1195
Scope and Contents Carbon copy of a typewritten book draft. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain. Stock writes about arguments which support the divine authenticity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Audra Call and J. Joel Moss correspondence, scrapbooks, and other material, 1948-2001

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Audra and Joel Moss's correspondence with family, friends and Chinese students, As well as scrapbooks from world travels and other materials.

Audra Call and J. Joel Moss family papers, 1915-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence, scrapbooks, and other materials from the individual lives of Audra and Joel Moss as well as a collection of their correspondence and travel together. Much of the correspondence is with family and friends of the Moss's.

Audra Call Moss diaries, scrapbooks, and correspondence, 1939-2004

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Journals, correspondence, and scrapbooks created by Audra Moss. The scrapbooks are about her life, performances, travel and other topics.