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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 46 Collections and/or Records:

African American Oral History Project case files, 1985-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17 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 African American Oral History Project, 1985-1993.

American Fork Oral History Project case files, 1973-1979

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 10 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 American Fork Oral History Project, 1973-1979.

Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project case files, 1994-2003

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 32 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 Bonneville Salt Flats Oral History Project, 1994, 2003.

Brigham Young University recordings of devotionals and forums

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5555
Scope and Contents Contains audiocassettes of some of the firesides, forums, and devotional addresses from Brigham Young University during the years 1966-2001. The addresses were given by apostles and other leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, university faculty and staff, and other visiting speakers. The addresses concern gospel principles, student life at BYU, and other topics.

Brigham Young University sound recordings

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1197
Scope and Contents Contains audio recordings of events associated with Brigham Young University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The events include meetings, speeches, performances, and graduation. Dated 1941-2016.

Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project case files, 2000

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 36 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 Cache Valley Baseball Oral History Project, 2000.

Castle Gate Oral History Project case files, 1974-1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 12 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 Castle Gate Oral History Project, 1974-1976.

Family Home Evening Oral History Project case files, 2009-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 47 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 Family Home Evening Oral History Project. Dated 2009-2010.

Franklin Neighborhood Oral History Project case files, 1997-1999

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 33 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 Franklin Neighborhood Oral History Project, 1997-1999.

German-Speaking Immigrants Oral History Project case files, 1987-1990

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 19 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 German-Speaking Immigrants Oral History Project, 1987-1990.