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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:

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.

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.

Eugene Thompson research collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1542
Scope and Contents Contains the materials Thompson collected during his research on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and evolution. Includes correspondence, newspaper excerpts, publications, and journal entries. Most of the collection consists of photocopies. These materials present a broad sampling of Mormon views and opinions concerning this topic. The majority of the collection deals with the views of Church leaders in the 20th century, including Joseph F. Smith, B. H. Roberts, James E. Talmage,...