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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:

Castle Hadlock Murphy miscellaneous materials, 1931-1982

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy miscellaneous materials. Dated 1931 to 1982.

Castle Hadlock Murphy miscellaneous research and reference files, 1931 November

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy's miscellaneous research and reference files. Materials dated 1931.

Castle Hadlock Murphy miscellaneous writings, 1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy's writing, The Transition of Hawaiian Culture. Dated 1982.

Castle Hadlock Murphy personal papers, 1909-1973

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include Castle Hadlock Murphy's personal papers including journals, transcripts, and other miscellaneous materials. Materials date 1909 to 1973.

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

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

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

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

Castle Hadlock Murphy unbound writings, date of production not identified

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include the unbound writings of Castle Hadlock Murphy. Materials dated approximately 1905 to 1982.

Castle Hadlock Murphy writings, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1476
Scope and Contents Contents include the writings of Castle Hadlock Murphy such as articles and publications. Materials dated approximately 1905 to 1982.

Charles Redd Center for Western history lectures, approximately 1970-1990

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 49
Scope and Contents Contains project records and transcripts and audio recordings of lectures/speeches from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies lecture series. Contents include both typed transcripts and case files. Dates range approximately 1970-1990.

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7752
Scope and Contents Contains oral history project case files, audio interviews, and bound transcripts of oral history interviews completed by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies between 1959 and 2013. In general, case files may contain an analog recording of the interview made by the interviewer, a typed transcript, a corrected transcript, and documents regarding permission to make the documents public signed by the person interviewed. Some case files do not have an accompanying transcription and vice...