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Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1876-1972

Biographical History

Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader. He served as the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1970 and 1972.

Citation

His Origin of the reorganized church ... 1909.

Rasmussen, D.M. The illustrated story of President Joseph Fielding Smith, c1982: p. 5 (b. 7-19-1876; d. 7-2-1972)

LDS.org, Feb. 13, 2006 (Joseph Fielding Smith, the son of Joseph F. Smith; b. July 19, 1876, in Salt Lake City; d. July 2, 1972 in Salt Lake City; served as the 10th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1970 to 1972)

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Ezra Taft Benson letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1260
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter dated 31 July 1963 and addressed to Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972). The document concerns the book "The Politician," by Robert Welch and refers to a "Socialist-Communist" conspiracy against the United States.

Charles A. Callis photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS P 22
Overview Collection contains photographs taken by Callis. Subjects include the Callis family, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint leaders, and the Southern States Mission.

Collection of appearances of Joseph Fielding Smith, 1974 December

 Sub-Series
Identifier: FA 2 Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains legends about appearances of Joseph Fielding Smith. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah in 1974. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.

Founder's Day report

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 91
Scope and Contents Report prepared by Brown, a student and secretary to Franklin S. Harris, concerning Founder's Day, October 16, 1941. Also concerns dedication of Joseph Smith Building with statements by Harris, Joseph Fielding Smith, and David O. McKay.

Heber J. Grant letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2599
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter dated 27 July 1932 and addressed to Joseph Fielding Smith, Church Historian of the Mormon Church. Grant tells Smith that he is sending book entitled "Autograph Letters and Documents of George Washington" to be placed in the Historian's Office.

Phillip L. Morgan autograph collection

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3152
Scope and Contents Collection consists of autographed, typewritten letters from General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Photograph of procession for Wilkinson's inauguration

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F201_p201topright