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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 11 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.

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.

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.

Joseph Fielding Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 693
Scope and Contents TLS. to Fred A. Rosenstock concerning the identity of J. Grant Jr., whose signature appeared in second edition of the Book of Mormon, and a verification of the second edition as harder to procure than the first.

Joseph Fielding Smith letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 725
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972) and his son Milton E. Smith (1927- ). The collection covers two timeframes: July 1945 to July 1946 and April 1947 to December 1949. The first group covers the time when Milton E. Smith served in the United States Navy, and the majority of them were written by Milton E. Smith to his family. The second group were written by Milton E. Smith to his family. The second group were written while Milton E. Smith was a missionary serving the LDS...

Joseph Fielding Smith letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1357
Scope and Contents Typewritten copies of eleven letters addressed to Niel H. Purdie. The documents all discuss elements of Mormon doctrine or history.

Photographs of Joseph Fielding Smith

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 419
Scope and Contents Collection includes twenty photographs of Joseph Fielding Smith and other leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taken between the 1900s and the 1970s.