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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:

Ministering through home teaching : concentrating home teaching efforts where they are needed most , 1988

 Sub-Series — Reel: 38
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 25
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1988, and was produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for helping increase the effectiveness of the home teaching program. The collection contains one print. Dated 1988.
Dates: 1988

Morality for youth / [Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], 1982

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 23
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1982, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story focuses on an analogy between a rafting trip and the dangers of sexual immorality. The collection has one copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1982.
Dates: 1982

Morality for youth / [Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints], 1982

 Sub-Series — Reel: 23
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1982, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story focuses on an analogy between a rafting trip and the dangers of sexual immorality. The collection has one copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1982.
Dates: 1982

No more a stranger / [Brigham Young University] ; [producer, Wetzel O. Whitaker] ; [screenplay, Scott Whitaker], 1964

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 22
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1964, and was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story focuses on the reception of a new family into a ward. The collection has one copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1964.
Dates: 1964

No more a stranger / [Brigham Young University] ; [producer, Wetzel O. Whitaker] ; [screenplay, Scott Whitaker], 1964

 Sub-Series — Reel: 22
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1964, and was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story focuses on the reception of a new family into a ward. The collection has one copy of the film on a film reel. Dated 1964.
Dates: 1964

Restoration of the Priesthood / [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] ; [producer, Jesse E. Stay] ; [director, Peter Johnson], 1982

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1982, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It depicts the events surrounding the early days of the Church and Joseph Smith concerning the restoration of the priesthood through heavenly messengers. The film was largely shot on location of the actual events in New York and Pennsylvania. The collection contains a DVD copy of three copies on film reels, and a "Moments from Church History"...
Dates: 1982

Restoration of the Priesthood / [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] ; [producer, Jesse E. Stay] ; [director, Peter Johnson], 1982

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1982, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It depicts the events surrounding the early days of the Church and Joseph Smith concerning the restoration of the priesthood through heavenly messengers. The film was largely shot on location of the actual events in New York and Pennsylvania. The collection contains three copies on film reels, and a "Moments from Church History" VHS...
Dates: 1982

T. C. Christensen materials on 17 miracles, 2011

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 22
Scope and Contents Contains a manuscript copy for the film, "17 Miracles," which was written and directed by T.C. Christensen. The materials are dated 2011.
Dates: 2011

T. C. Christensen materials on Bug off!, 2001

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 16
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Contains shooting scripts, reel-to-reel tapes, VHS tapes, and DVDs of T. C. Christensen's various films and projects including, "Only a Stonecutter," "17 Miracles," and "Ephraim's Rescue." Films and projects were produced mainly in Utah and relate especially to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its history. Dated 1975-2013.
Dates: 2001

T. C. Christensen materials on Gordon B. Hinckley: a giant among men, 2008

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 19
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Contains shooting scripts, reel-to-reel tapes, VHS tapes, and DVDs of T. C. Christensen's various films and projects including, "Only a Stonecutter," "17 Miracles," and "Ephraim's Rescue." Films and projects were produced mainly in Utah and relate especially to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its history. Dated 1975-2013.
Dates: 2008