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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:

Wasatch County Oral History Project case files, 1993-1994

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 29 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 Wasatch County Oral History Project, 1993-1994.

Wasatch County Oral History Project transcripts, 1993-1994

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 29 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Wasatch County Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1993-1994.

Western Aviation Oral History Project case files, 1992-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 28 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 Western Aviation Oral History Project, 1992-1993.

Western Aviation Oral History Project transcripts, 1992-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 28 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Western Aviation Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1992-1993.

World War II Homefront Oral History Project case files, 1991-2006

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 23 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 World War II Homefront Oral History Project, 1991-2006.

World War II Homefront Oral History Project transcripts, 1991-2006

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 23 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the World War II Homefront Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1991-2006.