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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:

The first vision : the visitation of the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith / The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents ; a Brigham Young University production ;, 1975-1976

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1976, and was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It focuses on the experience of Joseph Smith in 1820 that had lead to his vision of God and Jesus Christ. The film was made for the purpose of missionary work and to be used in church visitor centers. The collection contains a DVD copy of the film, one on videocassette, one on a church history compilation VHS entitled "Moments from Church...

The first vision : the visitation of the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith / The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents ; a Brigham Young University production ; producer-director, David K. Jacobs, 1975-1976

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1976, and was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It focuses on the experience of Joseph Smith in 1820 that had lead to his vision of God and Jesus Christ. The film was made for the purpose of missionary work and to be used in church visitor centers. The collection contains multiple copies of the film, one on videocassette, one on a church history compilation VHS entitled "Moments from...

The long road back / [Brigham Young University] ; [producer, Wetzel O. Whitaker], 1965

 Sub-Series — Reel: 43
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 29
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1965, and was produced by Brigham Young University as a gospel instructional film for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film depicts the long road back from immorality. The collection contains one copy on a film reel.

The lost manuscript / Brigham Young University ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; [screenplay, Doug Stewart], 1974

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 17
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1974, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film depicts the translation of the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith and the loss of the first 116 pages by Martin Harris. The collection has one copy on a film reel. Dated 1974.

The mailbox / a Brigham Young University production ; producer-director, David K. Jacobs ; screenplay, David K. Jacobs, 1977-1979

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 11
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1977 by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department, and tells the story of an elderly lady who walks to her mailbox everyday hoping to hear from her family, who all live far away. The collection contains a DVD copy of two copies of the film, one in videocassete form and the other on a film reel. Dated 1977-1979.

The mailbox / a Brigham Young University production ; producer-director, David K. Jacobs ; screenplay, David K. Jacobs, 1977-1979

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1977 by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department, and tells the story of an elderly lady who walks to her mailbox everyday hoping to hear from her family, who all live far away. The collection includes two copies of the film, one in videocassete form and the other on a film reel. Dated 1977-1979.

The search for truth / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; written by Scott Whitaker and Richard Neil Evans, 1961

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 26
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1962, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It depicts the relationship between science and religion. It focuses on the story of Henry Eyring (father of President Henry B. Eyring) and his role as member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a scientist. The film's purpose was to show the compatibility of religion and science. The collection has a DVD copy of the film reel. Dated 1961.

The search for truth / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; written by Scott Whitaker and Richard Neil Evans, 1961

 Sub-Series — Reel: 26
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1962, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It depicts the relationship between science and religion. It focuses on the story of Henry Eyring (father of President Henry B. Eyring) and his role as member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a scientist. The film's purpose was to show the compatibility of religion and science. The collection has one copy on a film reel. Dated 1961.

The three witnesses / Brigham Young University presents ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; written by Carol Lynn Pearson, 1969-1979

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Film presents the story of story of Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris and David Whitmer as witnesses of the Book of Mormon, and was released in 1968. It was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Collection has a DVD copy of three copies of the film, all of them on film reels, one from 1969 and the others from 1979.

The three witnesses / Brigham Young University presents ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; written by Carol Lynn Pearson, 1969-1979

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Film presents the story of story of Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris and David Whitmer as witnesses of the Book of Mormon, and was released in 1968. It was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Collection has three copies of the film, all of them on film reels, one from 1969 and the others from 1979.