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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:

LDS Asian American Oral History Project case files, 1991-2008

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 31 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 LDS Asian American Oral History Project, 1991-2008.

LDS Asian American Oral History Project transcripts, 1991-2008

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 31 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Asian American Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1991-2008.

LDS Chaplains Oral History Project case files, 1973-1980

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 5 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 LDS Chaplains Oral History Project, 1973-1980.

LDS Chaplains Oral History Project transcripts, 1973-1980

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 5 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Chaplains Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1973-1980.

LDS Family Life Oral History Project case files, 1980-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 16 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 LDS Family Life Oral History Project, 1980-1985.

LDS Family Life Oral History Project transcripts, 1980-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 16 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Family Life Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1980-1985.

LDS Hispanic American Oral History Project case files, 1991-2006

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 22 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 LDS Hispanic American Oral History Project, 1991-2006.

LDS Hispanic American Oral History Project transcripts, 1991-2006

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 22 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Hispanic American Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1991-2006.

LDS Missionary Oral History Project case files, 1992-1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 26 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 LDS Missionary Oral History Project, 1992-1995.

LDS Missionary Oral History Project transcripts, 1992-1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 26 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Missionary Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1992-1995.