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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

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.

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 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

 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.