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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1830-

Administrative History

The Church of Jesus Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (est. 1830) is a restorationist Christian church with a world-wide membership. Originally established in Upstate New York by Joseph Smith, Jr., the church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 16 million. It is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Presidents of the Church have included Joseph Smith Jr. (1832-1844), Brigham Young (1847-1877), John Taylor (1880-1887), Wilford Woodruff (1889-1898), Lorenzo Snow (1898-1901), Joseph F. Smith (1901-1918), Heber J. Grant (1918-1945), George Albert Smith (1945-1951), David O. McKay (1951-1970), Joseph Fielding Smith (1970-1972), Harold B. Lee (1972-1973), Spencer W. Kimball (1973-1985), Ezra Taft Benson (1985-1994), Howard W. Hunter (1994-1995), Gordon B. Hinckley (1995-2008), Thomas S. Monson (2008-2018), and Russell M. Nelson (2018- ).

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

Follow me / [Brigham Young University] ; [producer, Wetzel Whitaker] ; [screenplay, Scott Whitaker], 1983

 Sub-Series — Reel: 36
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 23
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1962, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It depicts a Christian family who learns to love others. The collection has one copy of on a film reel made in 1983.
Dates: 1983

Footage and trims of Curtain Time, U.S.A. tours, 1960-1965

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains DVD copies of multiple reels and loose film trims that include performances and outakes from the Middle East and Asian performances of Curtain Time U.S.A., a tour of a Brigham Young University performing group that toured many parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe in 1965. Sponsored by the United States State Department, it was a foreign relations program to help American relations. The performing group showed American styles of music, dance, and entertainment. The students also...
Dates: 1960-1965

How near to the angels / Brigham Young University ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; screen story, Scott Whitaker, 1956

 Sub-Series — Reel: 48
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 34
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1956, and was produced by Brigham Young University for the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dramatizes the problems faced by a young Mormon woman in choosing a husband, with emphasis on temple marriage. Depicts problem of peer pressure and the positive influence of a caring adviser. The collection contains one copy on a film reel. Dated 1985.
Dates: 1956

In one blinding moment / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, producer, writer, David Kent Jacobs], approximately 1970s

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 27
Scope and Contents Film was released in the 1970s, and was written, directed, and produced by David Kent Jacobs. The film is based on the true story of Max Ellerbusch who, after the loss of his son, is able to find forgiveness amidst his grief and pain. Two film reels are included in the collection.
Dates: approximately 1970s

David Kent Jacobs collection on Mormon films

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to Jacobs' work for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio. The Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio produced many of the early motion pictures for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many original cuts of films like The First Vision and Uncle Ben are on 16 mm film reels are included. Other film projects including the Performing Arts tour Curtain Time, U.S.A. and their original cuts are also included. DVD copies of some of the film...
Dates: 1955-1988

Joseph Smith : the man / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, producer, T.C. Christensen], 1980

 Sub-Series — Reel: 37
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 24
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1980, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The film depicts a elderly women sharing her great-grandfather's experiences with Joseph Smith to children. The collection has one copy on a film reel. Dated 1980.
Dates: 1980

Latter-day Saint leaders, past and present / Deseret Film Productions ; [produced by Frank S. Wise], 1970

 Sub-Series — Reel: 24
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1948 and rereleased in 1986. The film was produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film focuses on short biographies of church leaders and members during the organization of the church up until 1948. The collection has one copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1970.
Dates: 1970

Latter-day Saint leaders, past and present / Deseret Film Productions ; [produced by Frank S. Wise], 1970

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 24
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1948 and rereleased in 1986. The film was produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film focuses on short biographies of church leaders and members during the organization of the church up until 1948. The collection has a DVD copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1970.
Dates: 1970

Look to God and live, approximately 1972

 Sub-Series — Reel: 47
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 33
Scope and Contents Film was released in the early the early 1970s, and was produced by Brigham Young University Production Studio. The collection contains one copy on a film reel.
Dates: approximately 1972

Loser weepers / [Brigham Young University] ; [producer, Wetzel O. Whitaker], 1965

 Sub-Series — Reel: 31
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 18
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1965, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The film argues the importance for youth to finish high school. The collection has one copy on a film reel. Dated 1965.
Dates: 1965