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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:

Richard W. Jackson and P. Bradford Westwood collection of oral histories

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3804
Scope and Contents Typewritten and spiral bound transcript of interviews conducted by Richard W. Jackson and P. Bradford Westwood for the James Moyle Oral History Program. The interview between Ehlers and Jackson was initiated on the premise of a forth coming history of the LDS Church meeting house architecture. A follow up interview (conducted two years later) was conducted by P. Bradford Westwood, in hopes to gain clarification in certain areas from the initial interview.

Néstor Curbelo papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6939
Overview Collection includes documents, CDs, DVDs and collected photographs as well as unbound volumes of oral history interviews of families in both Northern and Southern Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia.

Custer Battlefield lectures, approximately 1982-1985

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 49 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcript of a talk given by Christopher Summer about the Custer Battlefield and floppy disks and audio cassettes of oral histories given about Custer Battle. Dated from approximately 1982 to 1985.

Family Home Evening Oral History Project case files, 2009-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 47 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 Family Home Evening Oral History Project. Dated 2009-2010.

Family Home Evening Oral History Project transcripts, 2009-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 47 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Family Home Evening Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 2009-2010.

Scott Faulring research collection on Jerald and Sandra Tanner

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1580
Abstract In addition to extensive oral history interviews, Scott Faulring compiled a comprehensive bibliography of the Tanners' works; collected other known interviews with the Tanners, including those conducted by James D'Arc and Roger Flick; and also helped organize a photographic record of the Tanners and their place of business.

Franklin Neighborhood Oral History Project case files, 1997-1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 33 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 Franklin Neighborhood Oral History Project, 1997-1999.

Franklin Neighborhood Oral History Project transcripts, 1997-1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 33 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Franklin Neighborhood Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1997-1999.

Fruits of their Labors records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 6044
Overview Collection includes field work materials, including oral histories, photographs, and supporting materials, gathered by Fruits of their Labors field school participants between July and August, 2004. Materials focus on the development, management, and decline of orchards in Utah Valley, Utah.

Fruits of their Labors records on Tim and Natalie Crandall, 2004 July 20-24

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Materials created by students in the 2004 folklife school, Fruits of Their Labors" Orchards in Utah Valley. These interviews, photographs, notes and logs are a result of photo and interview sessions with the Crandall family.