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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 126 Collections and/or Records:

African American Oral History Project case files, 1985-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the African American Oral History Project, 1985-1993.

African American Oral History Project transcripts, 1985-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the African American Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1985-1993.

American Airpower Heritage Group Oral History Project transcript, 1992 January 2

 Series — Folder: MSS OH 2542
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 51
Scope and Contents Contains an oral history memoir of Richard "Dick" Hundley of the American Airpower Heritage Group of the Confederate Air Force Flying Museum. Dated 2 January 1992.

American Fork Oral History Project case files, 1973-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 10 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the American Fork Oral History Project, 1973-1979.

American Fork Oral History Project transcripts, 1973-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 10 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the American Fork Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1973-1979.

Bahamas History Project sound recordings

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7608
Content Description Contains 55 audiocassettes and 14 compact discs with preservation copies of each disc accompanying containing oral histories or interviews of Mormons in the Bahamas. The materials document the early growth and development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the region. The tapes date 1999-2007, with the bulk of the recordings from 1999.

Neal and Jackie Beecher collection of oral histories

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8022
Scope and Contents Contains oral histories of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kenya. The members were interviewed by Jackie and Neal Beecher while they served as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Moana B. Bennett oral history interviews

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6839
Abstract Collection of transcripts and audio cassettes of oral history interviews conducted by Moana B. Bennett from 1980-1984.

Oral history interviews with Edwin Allan and Genevieve Mary Lewis Black

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6703
Abstract Oral history interviews with Allan and Genevieve Black, conducted by Gary Shumway and Doug Daniels on 30 May 1978.

Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project case files, 1994-2003

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 32 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project, 1994, 2003.