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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 58 Collections and/or Records:

Record book of the 175th Quorum of Seventy, Lindon Ward, Alpine Stake

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3277
Abstract Contains information on the 135th Quorum of Seventy, Lindon Ward, Alpine Stake. Includes personal information of Quorum members and minutes. Digital copy of a record book containing information (pp. 4-7) about 135 Quorum of Seventy members; including: names, births (date, town, county, country), parents' names, baptisms (by whom, dates), ordinations (by whom, date), residences, and deaths. The book also contains minutes (pp. 20-106) from the Quorum meetings covering the dates February 10, 1901...

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...

Niels G. Anderson minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2021
Scope and Contents One handwritten minute book. The volume contains information concerning the membership, meetings, and administrative conduct of the Emery Ward.

Adam S. Bennion papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1
Scope and Contents Speeches, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Bennion's personal, educational, business, and religious activities. The largest amount of the materials relate to his speeches. The bulk of correspondence is between other apostles and general authorities of the Mormon Church.

Elias Hicks Blackburn papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 785
Scope and Contents Contains records on the early ecclesiastical history of Provo, Utah. Records include accounts of sermons of the period by several prominent Church leaders during the Mormon Reformation and document the response of the community, including rebaptisms and Church disciplinary matters. Also includes Blackburn's personal family record, and records of donations by Loa (Utah) Ward members for the building of the Manti Temple during Blackburn's tenure as bishop. Dated 1851-1887.

Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1954-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains bound copies of the minutes from Brigham Young University Board of Trustees meetings. Materials date from between 1954 and 1970.

Brigham Young University minutes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1280
Scope and Contents Thirty-four bound volumes of meeting minutes from 1875-1974 that were in the possession of Clyde Sandgren. Minutes are for the Church Board of Education (1954-1970), Executive Committee of the Church Board of Education (1954-1970), Brigham Young University Board of Trustees (1875-1970), Executive Committee of the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees (1891-1970), BYU Presidency (1954-1958), Administrative Council (1958-1959), BYU Athletic Advisory Council (1945-1974), and Brigham Young...

Brigham Young University minutes, 1967-1969

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 1-9
Identifier: MSS 8824 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains typed-out transcripts of the minutes of various university meetings including the Undergraduate Faculty Meeting, the Department Chairman's Meeting, and the Religion Faculty Meeting. Contents created between 1967-1969.

Cedar City Stake Relief Society notes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1543
Scope and Contents Photocopy of the Cedar City Ward Relief Society minute book "A". The minute book contains descriptions of the Relief Society meetings and speeches concerning the spiritual welfare of the members of the Mormon Church. In addition, the minute book includes a membership list of the Mormon Relief Society in Cedar City.