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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:

Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project transcripts, 1994-2003

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 32 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 2003. Dated 1994 to 2003.

Jennifer Reeder interview with Catherine Bowles

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2947
Scope and Contents Oral history of Catherine Bowles, from an interview conducted by Jenny Reeder.

George T. Boyd papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3082
Abstract Primarily research notes and articles which Boyd created and collected over the course of his time as a philosophy professor.

Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project case files, 2000

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 36 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 Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project, 2000.

Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project transcripts, 2000-2001

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 36 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 2000-2001.

Castle Gate Oral History Project case files, 1974-1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 12 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 Castle Gate Oral History Project, 1974-1976.

Castle Gate Oral History Project transcripts, 1974-1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 12 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Castle Gate Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1974-1976.

Castle Hadlock Murphy--Faith Promoting Stories from the Life, date of production not identified

 Fonds — Box: 4, Folder: 12
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy's bound research and reference files. Materials dated approximately 1905 to 1982.

Castle Hadlock Murphy bound research and reference files, date of production not identified

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy's bound research and reference files. Materials dated approximately 1905 to 1982.

Castle Hadlock Murphy bound writings, date of publication not included

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include the bound volume writing ofCastle Hadlock Murphy. Materials dated approximatley 1905 to 1982.