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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:

This is my glory / Brigham Young University, 1973

 Sub-Series — Reel: 34
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 21
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1973, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. The collection has one copy on a film reel.

Uncle Ben / Brigham Young University ; producer-director, David K. Jacobs ; screenplay, David K. Jacobs, 1978-1979

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 12
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1978 and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It tells the story of a drunkard who changes his life in order to take care of his neice and nephews after the death of their mother. The collection a DVD copy of two copies of the film, one on videocassete and the other on a film reel. Dated 1978-1979.

Uncle Ben / Brigham Young University ; producer-director, David K. Jacobs ; screenplay, David K. Jacobs, 1978-1979

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1978 and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It tells the story of a drunkard who changes his life in order to take care of his neice and nephews after the death of their mother. The collection has two copies of the film, one on videocassete and the other on a film reel. Dated 1978-1979.

Welfare : another perspective / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, David K. Jacobs], approximately 1974

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 25
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents Film was released around 1974, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It focuses on the mission of the Church from a perspective outside the LDS faith. The collection has a DVD copy of the film on a film reel. Dated circa 1974.

Welfare : another perspective / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, David K. Jacobs], approximately 1974

 Sub-Series — Reel: 25
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents Film was released around 1974, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It focuses on the mission of the Church from a perspective outside the LDS faith. The collection has one copy of the film on a film reel. Dated circa 1974.

Windows of heaven / Brigham Young University ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; screenplay, Richard Neil Evans and Scott Whitaker, 1962-1963

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, disk: 27
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 3 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1963, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story depicts events surrounding a drought in St. George and Church President Lorenzo Snow's counsel to pay tithing and that it would rain. The collection has one copy on a film reel. This copy is an uncut version of the film that is longer than the version currently used by the Church. Dated 1962-1963.

Windows of heaven / Brigham Young University ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; screenplay, Richard Neil Evans and Scott Whitaker, 1962-1963

 Sub-Series — Reel: 27
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1963, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story depicts events surrounding a drought in St. George and Church President Lorenzo Snow's counsel to pay tithing and that it would rain. The collection has one copy on a film reel. This copy is an uncut version of the film that is longer than the version currently used by the Church. Dated 1962-1963.