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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 65 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative Council meeting minutes, 1967-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains minutes from the Administrative Council weekly meetings. Materials date from between 1967 and 1971.

Audra Call and J. Joel Moss collection on child development and marriage classes, 1954-1984

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks, lesson materials, and other materials relating to child development and marriage classes.

Audra Call and J. Joel Moss collection on workshops and teaching material, 1942-2003

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Various materials relating to the professional lives of Audra and Joel Moss, mostly relating to family science topics. Includes lessons, speeches, scrapbooks and other materials relating to classes, workshops, and other seminars taught by Audra and Joel Moss.

Audra Call and J. Joel Moss educational papers, 1942-1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 1
Scope and Contents Publications, collections, and other materials from Audra and Joel Moss's work as educators. Included are many materials relating to classes and workshops taught by Audra and Joel as well as many of their published works.

Audra Call and J. Joel Moss publications, 1943-2003

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Publications and other materials on various topics created by Audra and Joel Moss. Also a collection of Relief Society materials, television series transcripts and other materials assembled by Audra and Joel Moss.

Audra Call Moss writings, circa 1970-1989

 Sub-Series — Carton: 6, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 1 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Publications, writings and other material on various topics created by Audra Moss.

Ivan J. Barrett diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1757
Scope and Contents Ten handwritten diaries with photocopies of the items, a draft of the book "The Story of the Mormons in the Holy Land," newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items. Barrett kept his diary while serving on a mission for the Mormon Church with his wife in Israel. He writes about the tedium of day-to-day work, consultations with prominent Israelis, diplomatic visits of foreign dignitaries, and meetings with various General Authoriities of the Mormon Church. He also includes copies of letters...

Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1954-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains bound copies of the minutes from Brigham Young University Board of Trustees meetings. Materials date from between 1954 and 1970.

Brigham Young University : a house of faith

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6834
Abstract One manuscript copy of Gary James Bergera and Ronald Priddis's book, Brigham Young University: A House of Faith,published in 1985.

Richard L. and Claudia L. Bushman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2052
Scope and Contents Collection contains personal and professional papers in addition to other memorabilia from the Bushman family encompassing the years of 1946 to 2012. This includes correspondence, diaries, transcripts, manuscripts, research files, photographs, and printed ephemera. Among the papers are research materials for a project on Mormons in Elkton, Maryland from 1984 to 1985, which includes ward records, journals of local Church members, and interview transcripts. Also includes documentation related to...