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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:

North Logan, Utah Oral History Project transcripts, 1998-1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 34 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the North Logan, Utah Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1998-1999.

Oral history interview with Irving W. Poulsen

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA OH 179
Scope and Contents Contains the thirty-six page transcript of the interview conducted by Zane C. Calderwood with Poulsen. Irving W. Poulsen describes his family, early home life, relations with the Indians, his exeprience in World War I all in relation to being a Mormon. The oral history is thirty-six pages long. Zane M. Calderwood's purpose of interviewing is to pass on Irving Poulsen's personal views on the religous philosiphies that brought his ancestors to America and to the west.

Oral history interview with J. Bruce Clark

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6793
Overview Includes a transcript and audio cassette tape of an interview conducted by P. Bradford Westwood with J. Bruce Clark on December 26, 2008.

Oral history interview with Nicole Williams

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8122
Scope and Contents Contains the oral history of a Brigham Young University civil engineering student who was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Concepcion, Chile during the 2010 earthquake. The date is 2012.

Oral history interview with Rosalie Lehner King, 1990

 Series — Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 7930 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains an oral history transcript of Rosalie L. King. The transcript documents her experiences as wife to David S. King as a congressman, mission president, and temple president, and discusses raising a family in all of these situations, as well as the experiences she had during her life.

Oral history interview with Verena Stephens Decker

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 105
Scope and Contents Interview by Jennie Salisbury with Verena Decker, discussing her life, family background, education, career, church amd missionary service. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Oral history interview with William E. Berrett

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 69
Scope and Contents Interview by Thomas E. Cheney with William E. Berrett concerning the history of the LDS Church Education System, particularily the Seminary and Institutes program. Also speaks on the development of religious instruction at BYU, his experiences with Ernest Wilkinson, and the development of BYU from 1948-1971. Also discusses the discontinuance of social units at BYU, the organization of BYU wards, and the establishment of the ROTC program. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Oral history interviews with Blanding pioneers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6732
Abstract Oral history interviews with Caroline Bayles, Retta Hurst, Ellen Henry Lyman, and Mary Poole, conducted on 30 June 1971, 12 July 1972 and 5 September 1973. Interviewed by Louise Lyne, Anne Banas, Mark Hollenbeck, Sylvester and Cleal Bradford and Debbie Fellbaum for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program.

Peace programs, date of production not identified

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 49 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of 4 different talks given about creating peace from Norma Davis, Garold Davis, Michel Mazzaoui, and Alan Frank Keele. Date of production not identified.

Oral history interview with Hilda Oliver Perkins

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6742
Abstract Oral history interview with Hilda Oliver Perkins, conducted on 9 July 1972 by Pat Whitaker for the Utah State Historical Society and California State Historical Society, Fullerton.