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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 17 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.

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.

Photographs of Church history sites and figures

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 61
Scope and Contents Collection includes glass negatives, lantern slides, metal plates, and a tintype of images related to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes images of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Native Americans, and other scenes.

Photographs of university trustees

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 830
Scope and Contents Contains thirty-nine black-and-white photographs of presidents of the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young Academy and University; also views of chairmen of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of BYU. Also includes view of Karl G. Maeser's wife, Anna.

John Smith and Gee family photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3919
Scope and Contents The John Smith and Gee Family Photographs, undated, include two archival series: (1) Smith Family Photographs, undated and (2) Gee Family Photographs, undated. Each series includes multiple sub-series organized by family group. Notable items include pictures of John Smith and Joseph F. Smith, sons of Hyrum Smith.

Joseph Fielding Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6274
Abstract The Joseph Fielding Smith letter is addressed to William Shepard in 1955 and regards the authority and line of the priesthood.