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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 2385 Collections and/or Records:

25 x 40 photographs, approximately 1998

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 14
Scope and Contents Materials include a 25 x 40 photograph by John Telford of Jerusalem, Israel. Materials dated approximately 1998.

25th anniversary film / [Brigham Young University], 1978

 Sub-Series — Reel: 42
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 28
Scope and Contents Film is dated 1978, and was produced by the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio. One film reel is included in the collection.

26 x 32 photographs, approximately 1995-2000

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 13
Scope and Contents Materials include 26 x 32 photographs by John Telford of history Latter-day Saint Tabernacles. Materials dated approximately 1995-2000.

8 x 10 photographs, approximately 1995

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8654 Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include 8 x 10 prints of photographs by John Telford of Latter-day Saints Buildings and Tabernacles in Utah. Materials dated approximately 1995.

A teacher is born / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, Wetzel O. Whitaker], 1955

 Sub-Series — Reel: 35
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 22
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1955, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Sunday School board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was designed as a training video for Sunday School teachers by showing the training needed to teach well.The collection has one copy on a film reel.

John Austin Abbott mission diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7963
Scope and Contents Contains five volumes of photocopied pages from the mission diaries of John Austin Abbott. Abbott served in the New Zealand Mission, and these diaries detail his daily occasions. He talks about his time with the Mormon Church, their lives, the weather, and baptism numbers. Dated 1899-1901.

Abraham Owen Woodruff correspondence, 1885-1904

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Abraham Owen Woodruff correspondence, 1900-1904

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Abraham Owen Woodruff journals and notebooks, 1894 January- 1902 April

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Abraham Owen Woodruff miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1894- 1904

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 777
Scope and Contents Diaries and correspondence. The journals were kept when Woodruff was serving on a mission to Germany for the Mormon Church. Also included is extensive correspondence between Woodruff and other apostles and church leaders. The material also deals with Woodruff's attempt to settle Mormons in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.