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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 Native American Oral History Project case files, 1989-2008

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 20 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 Native American Oral History Project, 1989-1991, 2007-2008.

LDS Native American Oral History Project transcripts, 1989-2008

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 20 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Native American Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1989-1991. Dated 1989 to 2008.

LDS Polygamy Oral History Project case files, 1976-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 1 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 Polygamy Oral History Project, 1976-1985.

LDS Polygamy Oral History Project transcripts, 1959-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Polygamy Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1959-1985.

LDS Polynesian American Oral History Project case files, 1991-2004

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 25 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 Polynesian American Oral History Project, 1991-2004.

LDS Polynesian American Oral History Project transcripts, 1991-2004

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 25 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Polynesian American Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1991-2004.

LDS Sports and Recreation Oral History Project case files, 2003-2006

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 40 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 Sports and Recreation Oral History Project, 2003-2006.

LDS Sports and Recreation Oral History Project transcripts, 2003-2006

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 40 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the LDS Sports and Recreation Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 2003-2006.

Livestock Oral History Project case files, 2005-2006

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 43 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 Livestock Oral History Project, 2005-2006.

Livestock Oral History Project transcripts, 2005-2006

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 43 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Livestock Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 2005-2006.