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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:

Lynn and Hazel Lyman oral history interviews

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6750
Abstract Oral history interviews with Lynn and Hazel Lyman, conducted by Sandy McFadden, Kim Stewart, Suzanne Shelton and Mark Collins in 1971 and 1978 for the University of Utah and the California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program.

Ted Lyon research on T. Edgar Lyon

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2372
Scope and Contents Contains research material on T. Edgar Lyon, Sr., drafts of the T. Edgar Lyon biography, miscellaneous materials regarding T. Edgar Lyon, cassette tapes of oral interviews regarding T. Edgar Lyon, and transcripts of the cassette tapes.

Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. collection

 Collection — Folder: 14
Identifier: MSS 2341
Abstract The collection contains: 1. about 320 letters of T. Edgar Lyon to his younger sister, Janette, and her family. 2. a copy of the oral history of T. Edgar Lyon, interviewed by Davis Bitton for the LDS Church Historical Department. 3. T. Edgar Lyon's 1962 dissertation and other publications. 4. additional items relating to Laura Hermana Forsberg and family. 5. microfilm copies of the papers of T. Edgar Lyon (50 reels) from the LDS Church Historical Department. 6. several books read and marked by...

Mexican American Military Oral History Project case files, 1991-1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 24 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 Mexican American Military Oral History Project, 1991-1995. Dated November 8, 1995.

Mexican American Military Oral History Project transcripts, 1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 24 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Mexican American Military Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1995.

Midwives Oral History Project case files, 2005

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 41 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 Midwives Oral History Project, 2005.

Midwives Oral History Project transcripts, 2005

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 41 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the Midwives Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 2005.

Moore Idaho Lost River Stake Oral History Project transcripts, 1976-1978

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 50
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts from interviews at people from the Moore Idaho Lost River Stake oral history projects. Dated from 1976 to 1978.

Castle Hadlock Murphy papers

 Collection — oversize: 8
Identifier: MSS 1476
Abstract This collection includes materials relating to Murphy's activity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, particularly events in Hawaii where Murphy served as a missionary and president of the Hawaiian Mission and Temple.

North Logan, Utah Oral History Project case files, 1998-1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 34 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 North Logan, Utah Oral History Project, 1998-1999.