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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 1077 Collections and/or Records:

11 x 14 photographs, approximately 1995-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include 11 x 14 photographs of John Telford photographs of historic Latter-day Saint buildings, Temples, and Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.

11 x 17 photographs, approximately 1998

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include an 11 x 17 photograph of Jerusalem at night by John Telford. Materials dated approximately 1998.

14 x 18 photographs, approximately 1995-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 6
Scope and Contents Materials include 14 x 18 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Temples and Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.

16 x 20 photographs, approximately 1995-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 7
Scope and Contents Materials include 16 x 20 photographs taken by John Telford. Subjects include historic Latter-day Saint Temples, Tabernacles, and buildings; Bethlehem, Israel; sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois; and a sunset landscape. Materials dated approximately 1995-2010.

Record book of the 175th Quorum of Seventy, Lindon Ward, Alpine Stake

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3277
Abstract Contains information on the 135th Quorum of Seventy, Lindon Ward, Alpine Stake. Includes personal information of Quorum members and minutes. Digital copy of a record book containing information (pp. 4-7) about 135 Quorum of Seventy members; including: names, births (date, town, county, country), parents' names, baptisms (by whom, dates), ordinations (by whom, date), residences, and deaths. The book also contains minutes (pp. 20-106) from the Quorum meetings covering the dates February 10, 1901...

18 x 24 photographs, approximately 1996

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 8
Scope and Contents Materials include 18 x 24 photographs by John Telford taken of sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1996.

20 x 24 photographs, approximately 1995-2002

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 9
Scope and Contents Materials include 20 x 24 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint sites. These include Temples, Tabernacles, buildings, and sites in Nauvoo. There is also a poster from an exhibition of John Telford's photographs. Materials dated approximately 1995-2002.

20 x 32 photographs, approximately 1995

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 11
Scope and Contents Materials include 20 x 32 photographs by John Telford of sites in historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1995.

20 x 34 photographs, approximately 1995

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 12
Scope and Contents Materials include a 20 x 34 photograph by John Telford of historic sites in Nauvoo, Illinois. Materials dated approximately 1995.

22 x 28 photographs, approximately 1995-2000

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 10
Scope and Contents Materials include 22 x 28 photographs by John Telford of historic Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2000.