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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 87 Collections and/or Records:

Address on church education in Hawaii

 Item
Identifier: MSSH 2
Scope and Contents An address given May 3, 1960, relates to the importance of Church College of Hawaii and the need for Hawaii saints to send their children to it.

Arizona historian tells of early 'Mormon' settlement in that section : gives high praise to pioneers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 804
Scope and Contents Partial transcript of a speech given by McClintock at an LDS stake conference in Phoeniz, Arizona, February 6, [1920]. Reviews the role of the Mormon pioneers in settling Arizona and their accomplishments.

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.

Adam S. Bennion papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1
Scope and Contents Speeches, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Bennion's personal, educational, business, and religious activities. The largest amount of the materials relate to his speeches. The bulk of correspondence is between other apostles and general authorities of the Mormon Church.

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.

Bryant W. Rossiter papers on Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, approximately 1961-1983

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5974 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains materials from Rossiter's service as president of the Palmyra New York District, president of the Cumorah Stake, and as a regional representative. Materials include correspondence, meeting notes, talks, and so forth relating to stake conferences, the Connecticut Hartford Mission, the Hartford Regional Council, the Cumorah Regional Council, single adults, athletics, the Toronto Temple, Regional Welfare plans, correspondence with General Authorities, and other various topics. Dated...

Charles A. Callis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 22
Scope and Contents Diaries (1893, 1940, 1943, and 1945), correspondence (1892-1947), reports of the Southern States Mission (1908-1934), sermons, articles, personal certificates, speeches, patriarchal blessings, and miscellaneous items. These materials deal with a wide range of Mormon theological and administrative issues. They also deal with personal and family matters.

Cedar City Stake Relief Society notes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1543
Scope and Contents Photocopy of the Cedar City Ward Relief Society minute book "A". The minute book contains descriptions of the Relief Society meetings and speeches concerning the spiritual welfare of the members of the Mormon Church. In addition, the minute book includes a membership list of the Mormon Relief Society in Cedar City.