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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 recording of Nature's sunshine, 1999 May 24

 Series — Carton: 2, item: 10
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 14
Scope and Contents Contents include one Betacam SP videocassette tape of the film, "Nature's Sunshine," produced by Visual Transit Authority and worked on T.C. Christensen. The run time on the tape is sixty minutes and dated 1999.

T. C. Christensen recording of Red chili solstice, 1970s

 Series — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains one VHS videocassette with the title "Red Chili Solstice," directed by T.C. Christensen. The tape is a demo reel or portfolio of Christensen's film work throughout the years. The recording is six minutes in duration. The videocassette was likely produced in the 1970s.

T. C. Christensen recording of Seasons of the heart, 1993 March 5-6

 Series — Carton: 2, item: 6-7
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contents include two VHS videocassette tapes of the film, "Seasons of the Heart," produced by "Feature Films and Families," and directed by T.C. Christensen. Martha and Jed Richards live in Oregon in 1862. They and their two daughters moved there to make a new life, but the daughters died of cholera along the way. This has left Martha an emotional wreck, and she is unable to move on with her life. That is until an orphan named Danny comes to live with them. Jed immediately accepts Danny as his...

T. C. Christensen recording of The bridge, 1978

 Series — Reel: 5
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contents include a sixteen millimeter film reel of the film, "The Bridge," which was produced by BYU Motion Pictures Studio and T.C. Christensen was the director of photography. The film is about a father working the controls of a railroad track, allowing approaching passenger trains to cross safely over the bridge. As one approaches, he sees his young son coming toward him on the tracks, the father must decide whom to save. The film is eleven minutes and is dated 1978.

T. C. Christensen recording of The human race, 1978

 Series — Carton: 1 , item: 3
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contents include U-Matic videocassette tape of the film "The Human Race." The film was directed by T.C. Christensen and produced by the BYU Motion Picture Studio. The film is about a deformed child surviving Nazi Germany who learns to teach high school math and runs marathons. The film is thirty minutes long and dated 1978.

T. C. Christensen recording of The mouths of babes, 1980

 Series — Carton: 1 , item: 4
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contents include a VHS videocassette tape of the LDS film, "The Mouths of Babes," produced and directed by T.C. Christensen. The film consists of children being asked their views on everything from where they came from to where they go on their LDS missions. The film has a running time of fifteen minutes and is dated 1980.

T. C. Christensen recording of The old man in our town, 1981

 Series — Carton: 1 , item: 5
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contents include a Umatic videocassette of the music video, "The Old Man In Our Town," produced by T.C. Christensen as Tom Christensen. The film has a three minute run time and is dated 1981.

T. C. Christensen recording of The sounding tree: the art of violin making, 2005

 Series — Carton: 2, item: 13
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 18
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 Treasure in heaven: the John Tanner story, 2009

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 21
Scope and Contents Contents includes a DVD about the making of the film, "Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story," that was directed by T.C. Christensen. The run time is thirteen minutes and is dated 2009.

T. C. Christensen recording of Victims of government, 1985 September 9

 Series — Reel: 8
Identifier: MSS 9039 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contents include a videotape reel titled, "Victims of Government," that T.C. Christensen worked on. The reel has a running time of two minutes and is dated 1985.