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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 32 Collections and/or Records:

Catherine McIntyre fieldnotes on fruit stands, 2004 July 20

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 22
Scope and Contents note Materials from the visit to deserted and active fruit stands on July 20, 2004 as a part of the 2004 folklife field school, Fruits of their Labors: The Orchards in Utah Valley.

Catherine McIntyre photographs of Carlos Chavez's fruit stand and Rueben Contreras, 2004 July 23

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 16
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 14 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Photographs documenting Carlos Chavez's fruit stand and Rueben Contreras interview, taken by Catherine McIntyre at Carlos Chavez's fruit stand on July 23, 2004.

Catherine McIntyre photographs of Stratton's Country Store, 2004 July 22

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 13 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Photographs documenting Stratton Country Store and interviewee, Dorman Kyab, taken by Catherine McIntyre on July 22, 2004.

Catherine McIntyre photographs of Stratton's fruit stand, 2004 July 19

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 12 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Photographs documenting Stratton's fruit stand and interview with Ann Stratton Perry, taken by Catherine McIntyre at Stratton's fruit stand on July19, 2004.

Derek Jensen photographs of exteriors of John Stratton fruit stand, 2004 July 19

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 23
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 12 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Photographs documenting John Stratton fruit stand, taken by Derek Jensen on July 19, 2004.

Derek Jensen photographs of Stratton's Country Store, 2004 July

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 23
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 13 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Photographs documenting Stratton Country Store and interviewee, Dorman Kyab, taken by Derek Jensen in July 2004.

Derek Jensen photographs of the Vern Stratton fruit stand, 2004 July 20

 Sub-Series — Box: 3, Folder: 23
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 16 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Photographs documenting Vern Stratton fruit stand and Raul Chavez, taken by Derek Jensen on July 20, 2004.

Fruits of their Labors records on Ann Stratton Perry, 2004 July

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 12
Scope and Contents Photographs and notes from interviews with Ann Stratton Perry as a part of the 2004 folklife field school, Fruits of their Labors: The Orchards in Utah Valley.

Fruits of their Labors records on Charles Anderson, 2004 July

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 8
Scope and Contents Photographs and notes from interviews with Charles Anderson as a part of the 2004 folklife field school, Fruits of their Labors: The Orchards in Utah Valley.

Fruits of their Labors records on Dawn Jones and daughters, 2004 July 20

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6044 Series 11
Scope and Contents Photographs and notes from interviews with Dawn Jones and daughters as a part of the 2004 folklife field school, Fruits of their Labors: The Orchards in Utah Valley.