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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 9 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.

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.

Russell R. Rich correspondence, 1954-1980

 Series
Identifier: UA 611 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains copies of correspondence between several of his students and General Authorities including Joseph Fielding Smith and Bruce R. McConkie.

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 letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1525
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a letter by Joseph Fielding Smith addressed to W. Dean Belknap on 12 February 1970. Smith answers questions regarding stillborn children, organ transplants, and decaffeinated coffee. Also included is a photocopy from the General Handbook of Instructions by the Mormon Church on the issue of organ transplants.

Joseph Fielding Smith letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2031
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter addressed to Robert Lee Echols. Smith speculates about the possibility of the Moon being inhabited and offers an opinion about the relationship of the Moon in Mormon theology.

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.