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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:

Photograph of the Board of Trustees in 1962

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F240_p240top

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.

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.

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.