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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 67 Collections and/or Records:

T. C. Christensen materials on Only a stonecutter, 2008

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 20
Scope and Contents 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.

T. C. Christensen recording of Alaska outdoors, 1984 January-July

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contents include fourteen U-matic videocassette tapes of the television series, "Alaska Outdoors," directed by T.C. Christensen and produced by Alaska Outdoor Magazine. Each tape runs approximatley twenty two minutes. Materials dated 1984.

T. C. Christensen recording of Baby bedlam, 2000 June 12

 Series — Carton: 2, item: 11
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 15
Scope and Contents 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.

T. C. Christensen recording of Comedy reel, 1995 February 1

 Series — Carton: 2, item: 8
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 12
Scope and Contents Contents include one videocassette tape with the title, "Comedy Reel". The casette contains clips of comercials T.C. Christensen worked on. The tape has a run time of four minutes and is dated 1995.

T. C. Christensen recording of Elaine Dart: not like other people, 1975

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contents include a VHS videocassette and a sixteen millimeter film reel of the film "Elaine Dart: Not Like Other People." The film was directed by T.C. Christensen and produced by BYU Motion Picture Studio. The film is a documentary on the life of Elaine Dart's who dealt with cerebral palsy. Over time she learned to use her feet to accomplish such intricate tasks as threading a needle, stringing beads, and knitting. The film is thirteen minutes long and dated 1975.

T. C. Christensen recording of Ephraim's rescue, 2013

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 23
Scope and Contents Contains one DVD of behind-the-scenes material about the film, "Ephraim's Rescue," which was written and directed by T.C. Christensen. Materials dated 2013.

T. C. Christensen recording of Greater love, 1980

 Series — Reel: 6
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contents include a 16 millimeter film reel of the film, "Greater Love," producedby the BYU Motion Picture Studio and produced by T.C. Christensen. The film is about a boy who needs a blood transfusion from his sister and after the procedure she reveals her deep love for her brother. The film is fourteen minutes long and is dated 1980.

T. C. Christensen recording of Hawaii heritage, 1984 August 10

 Series — Reel: 7
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contents include a video reel for a thirty second commercial for "Hawaiian Heritage" that T.C. Christensen worked on. Materials dated 1984.

T. C. Christensen recording of Love thy neighbor, 2001 December 26

 Series — Carton: 2, item: 12
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 17
Scope and Contents 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.

T. C. Christensen recording of Missionary open house broadcast with Elder Dallin H. Oaks, 1997 February 18

 Series — Carton: 2, item: 9
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 13
Scope and Contents Contents include one VHS videocassette tape titled, "Missionary Open House Broadcast with Elder Dallin H. Oaks," that T.C. Christensen worked on. The tape has a run time of twenty eight minutes and is dated 1997.