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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1830-

Administrative History

The Church of Jesus Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (est. 1830) is a restorationist Christian church with a world-wide membership. Originally established in Upstate New York by Joseph Smith, Jr., the church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 16 million. It is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Presidents of the Church have included Joseph Smith Jr. (1832-1844), Brigham Young (1847-1877), John Taylor (1880-1887), Wilford Woodruff (1889-1898), Lorenzo Snow (1898-1901), Joseph F. Smith (1901-1918), Heber J. Grant (1918-1945), George Albert Smith (1945-1951), David O. McKay (1951-1970), Joseph Fielding Smith (1970-1972), Harold B. Lee (1972-1973), Spencer W. Kimball (1973-1985), Ezra Taft Benson (1985-1994), Howard W. Hunter (1994-1995), Gordon B. Hinckley (1995-2008), Thomas S. Monson (2008-2018), and Russell M. Nelson (2018- ).

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Facer family records, 1776-2001

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2358 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Records of the Facer family.
Dates: Other: 1776-2001

George Facer family genealogical information, undated

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2358 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Genealogical information about the Facer family.
Dates: Other: undated

George Facer Family Organization family books, 1883-1977

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2358 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Family books.
Dates: Other: 1883-1977

George Facer Family Organization newspaper articles, 1952

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2358 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Newspaper articles collected by the Facer family.
Dates: Other: 1952

George Reynolds writings, approximately 1877-1920

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 10 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains writings by or related to Reynolds. Includes records related to the concordance to the Book of Mormon, a draft of a history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a biography of Reynolds by his daughter, Alice Louise Reynolds. Dated approximately 1877-1920.
Dates: approximately 1877-1920

John Horne Miles interviews, 1962-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2310 Series 2
Scope and Contents Interview typescripts and resulting essays by Henry Landon Miles: works on J. H. Miles, George E. Miles, Ezra Weekes, LaRue Miles Elison, Maurice Jarvis Miles, and Richard Miles. Dated 1962-1993.
Dates: Other: 1962-1993

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.
Dates: 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.
Dates: 1959-1985

LDS Polygamy Oral History Project transcripts and case files, 1959-1985

 Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes contracts from and contact information for participants in the LDS Polygamy Oral History Project, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews, and transcripts for those interviews, 1959-1985.
Dates: 1959-1985