Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972

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American religious leader and tenth president of the Mormon Church.

From the guide to the Joseph Fielding Smith letters, 1938-1945, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Smith was ordained as an Apostle on 7 April 1910, as acting president of the Twelve on 30 September 1950, as president of the Quorum of the Twelve on 9 April 1951, as a counselor in the First Presidency on 29 October 1965, and as president of the Church on 23 January 1970.

From the guide to the MS 4250 Joseph Fielding Smith papers 1893-1973 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

President of the Church.

From the guide to the MS 5823 Joseph Fielding Smith scrapbooks 1970-1972 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

Mormon Church leader, author, and historian who served as the ninth president of the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letter, 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122605555

From the guide to the Joseph Fielding Smith letter, 1962, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Latter-day Saint Church President, 1970-1972.

From the description of Letter, 1927 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629948

From the guide to the Joseph Fielding Smith letter, 1927, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Americal religious leader and tenth president of the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letters, 1938-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553072

President of the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letter, 1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536365

From the guide to the Joseph Fielding Smith letter, 1970, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Joseph Fielding Smith from 1921 to 1970 was the LDS Church Historian and was the author of over twenty-five works on the doctrines and history of the LDS Church. He served from 1910 to 1970 as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church and was the tenth president of the LDS Church from 1970 until his death in 1972.

Milton E. Smith served as a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy from June 1945 to July 1946 and as a missionary in Argentina for the LDS Church from November 1946 to November 1949. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1951 and joined the faculty of the School of Management at Brigham Young University in 1966.

From the description of Letters, 1945-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486603

Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972) was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1970-1972.

Joseph Fielding Smith, the son of Joseph F. Smith, was born 19 July 1876, in Salt Lake City and spent his entire life in Church service. During nearly three-quarters of a century, he was a missionary, Church historian, president of the Genealogical Society, an Apostle, and Church President. In addition, he supervised the evacuation of LDS missionaries from Europe prior to World War II, dedicated four countries in the Far East for missionary work, and inaugurated the first area conference of the Church in 1971. He became President of the Church 23 January 1970, at the age of 93. As one of the Church's most prolific writers, Joseph Fielding Smith's numerous books and articles helped educate generations of Latter-day Saints about the history and doctrine of the Church. Under President Smith's administration, missionary work continued to grow, the Ogden and Provo temples were dedicated, several Church departments were restructured, and the Church magazines were consolidated. On 2 July 1972, President Smith died quietly at his home in Salt Lake City.

From the guide to the Joseph Fielding Smith letter, 1955, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Joseph Fielding Smith from 1921 to 1970 was the LDS Church Historian and was the author of over twenty-five works on the doctrines and history of the LDS Church. He served from 1910 to 1970 as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church and was the tenth president of the LDS Church from 1970 until his death in 1972.

Milton E. Smith served as a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy from June 1945 to July 1946 and as a missionary in Argentina for the LDS Church from November 1946 to November 1949. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1951 and joined the faculty of the School of Management at Brigham Young University in 1966.

From the guide to the Joseph Fielding Smith letters, 1945-1949, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn MS 26845, Jardine, Judith Cannon Nelson 1933-. Judith C. Jardine family history papers 1830-2013 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972. letter, 1937. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn MS 16376, Smith, Estelle Welling 1918-. Estelle W. Smith collection 1897-1965 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn CR 121 4, Deseret Gymnasium (Salt Lake City : 1965-1997). Records 1900-1993 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 20677, Lundquist, Roland Crosby 1900-1958. Roland C. Lundquist missionary scrapbook 1922-1924 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Russell R. Rich papers, 1951-1984 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn PH 5925, Toronto, Wallace Felt 1907-1968. Wallace F. Toronto mission photographs 1928-1950 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Photographs of BYU trustees, 1875-1975. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Joseph Fielding Smith letters, 1938-1945 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Photographs of Joseph Fielding Smith, circa 1900s-1970s. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Martin, Dennis M. Essay questioning the Mormon Church's views on population. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf MS 15724, Wood, Vi Alfred 1911-2006. Vi A. Wood collection 1917-1989 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Johnson, Karen. Writings of Joseph Fielding Smith : a selective bibliography. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Brown, Gail, 1918-. Founder's Day Report, 1941. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn AV 1844, Brigham Young University Motion Picture Production Department (1953-1991). General Authority cameos Circa 1975-1986 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn AV 1784, Haws, Karl Nelbert 1910-. Karl N. Haws motion picture collection circa 1949-1956 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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creatorOf MS 27921, Adams, Kirt Blair 1939-. Kirt B. Adams mission papers 1959-1963 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 20698, Smith, Jessie Ella Evans 1902-1971. Jessie E. Evans Smith papers 1925-1971 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 2030, Tanner, Nathan Eldon 1898-1982. N. Eldon Tanner photographs circa 1923-1982 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972,. Joseph Fielding Smith letter. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn MS 27524, Smith, Milton Edmund 1927-. Milton E. Smith papers 1968-1971, 2000, 2009 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 16045, Boone, James Roland 1911-1987. James R. Boone journals 1932-1987 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn AV 500, KSL (Television station : Salt Lake City). KSL Television audio recordings collection 1963, 1965, 1971-1973 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972. Letter, 1970. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Joseph Fielding Smith letters, 1945-1949 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn PH 504, Merrett, photographer. Portraits of the First Presidency and other General Authorities circa 1962, 1971-1974 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 18694, Smith, Joseph Fielding 1876-1972. Cox, Haight, and Chatterly family correspondence 1910-1972 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf CR 100 390, Family and Church History Department (2000-2008) Museum Division (2000-2005). Family and Church History Department certificates collection 1863-1982 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 1848, Romney, Marion George 1897-1988. Miscellaneous audiovisual materials circa 1941-1988 (Supplement 5) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 5823, Smith, Joseph Fielding 1876-1972. Joseph Fielding Smith scrapbooks 1970-1972 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Bidamon, Lewis C. Papers of Lewis C. Bidamon, 1837-1962. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Benson, Ezra Taft, 1899-. Letter, 1963. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn USU student folklore genre collection of character legends, 1960-2011 Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives.Fife Folklore Archives
referencedIn PH 291, Frank Evans and Eastern States Mission photographs circa 1937-1940 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Callis, Charles A.,. Charles A. Callis photographs, circa 1870s-1940s. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf AV 1645, Brown, Hugh Brown 1883-1975. Funeral services for David O. McKay : Salt Lake City, Utah 1970 January 22 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 4421, Smith, Joseph Fielding 1838-1918. Beehive House family photographs circa 1896-1917 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972. Letter, 1927 June 21. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn LR 8238 22, Korean Servicemen's District, Northern Far East Mission. Korean Servicemen's District supervising Elder's correspondence 1954-1955 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Collection of supernatural religious legends, 1958-2007 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsWilliam A. Wilson Folklore Archives
referencedIn CR 102 234, Church Educational System (1970- ). Scripture commentary files circa 1979 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 1848, Romney, Marion George 1897-1988. Miscellaneous audiovisual materials circa 1941-1988 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf CR 607 1, Richards, LeGrand 1886-1983. LeGrand Richards files 1914-1981 (bulk 1952-1980) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 16998, Heaton, Herald Grant 1929-2011. Herald G. Heaton personal history 1993-2001 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 2534, Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Mormon Tabernacle Choir special programs and recordings 1955-2007 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 8309, Snederfler, Jiri 1932-2006. Jiri Snederfler photograph collection 1949-1997 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Joseph Fielding Smith letter, 1962 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf AV 1848, Romney, Marion George 1897-1988. Miscellaneous audiovisual materials circa 1941-1988 (Supplement 4) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 8002, Smith, Jessie Ella Evans 1902-1971. Brigham Young University photographs 1930-1968 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Morgan, Phillip Lindsay, 1944-2000,. Phillip L. Morgan autograph collection, 1935-1983. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn University Communications records, 1921-2009 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
creatorOf MS 23339, Smith, David Asael 1879-1952. David A. Smith collection 1856-1968 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 20232, Smith, Oliver Rollin 1913-1990. Hill Cumorah history 1930-1988 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Smith, John, 1832-1911. John Smith and Gee family photographs, undated. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Plummer family. Papers, 1754-1884, (bulk 1830-1861). University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
creatorOf Tanner, Jerald, 1938-2006. Correspondence, 1961-1963. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972. Letters, 1938-1945. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph F. Miss Reeves of the Secret Service [microform] : the five act melo-drama / by Joseph F. Smith. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf PH 8003, Smith, Joseph Fielding 1876-1972. Joseph Fielding Smith photographs 1891-1972 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972. "Mormon" settlements in Wyoming. University of Wyoming, William R. Coe Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn Photographs of Church history sites and figures, circa 1840s-1976. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 1297, Longden, John 1898-1969. John Longden papers 1942-1969 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 418, CBS Radio. World of religion 1971-1977 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 20720, Smith, Joseph Fielding 1876-1972. Joseph Fielding Smith scrapbooks 1885-1960 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn LDS Church Presidents photograph collection, 1850-2000 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn MS 21850, Curbelo, Néstor Esteban 1952-. Chile histories LDS in South America 1991-2008 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph F. Capt. Joseph F. Smith interview, 1983. United States Coast Guard, Historian's Office
referencedIn CR 100 6, Historical Department (1972-2000). Public Service Section files 1950-1974 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 5324, Oakland California Stake. Oakland Temple construction and dedication 1962-1964 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 630, Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr. photographs 1878-1972 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 7491, Wilson, Thomas P. Thomas P. Wilson papers 1932-1940 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Harlan, Edgar Rubey, 1869-1941. Edgar Rubey Harlan research materials on Mormons in Iowa, ca. 1900-1929. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf AV 1051, KSL (Television station : Salt Lake City). Church events and personalities news and file footage 1959? 1960-1964, 1972-1973 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 4017, Overstreet, John. John Overstreet papers 1929-1930 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf CR 226 1, Genealogical Society (1944-1975). Genealogical Society general correspondence files 1893-1965 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 15890, Hinckley, Bryant Stringham 1867-1961. Bryant S. Hinckley papers circa 1859-1982 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Joseph Fielding Smith letter, 1955 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn MS 14793, Carbine, Edmund Delbert 1939-. Edmund D. Carbine papers 1959-1962 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972. Letter, 1962. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Joseph Fielding Smith letter, 1970 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn PH 8191, Portraits by Merrett (Los Angeles, Calif.). Portraits of General Authorities and wives circa 1970-1995 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972. Letters, 1945-1949. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn PH 6248, General Authorities circa 1920s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 456, Smith, Joseph Fielding 1876-1972. Joseph Fielding Smith collection 1958-1972 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Joseph Fielding Smith letter, 1927 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Thompson, Eugene T. Research files on the Mormon view of evolution, 1877-1974. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Ezra Taft Benson letter, 1963 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Grant, Heber Jeddy, 1856-1945. Letter, 1932. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Eugene Thompson research collection, 1875-1974 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn LR 1120 30, Provo Utah YSA 1st Ward, Provo Utah YSA 1st Stake. Provo Utah YSA 1st Ward history 1956-2011 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 12956, Richards, Bertha Julia Stone 1892-1982. Bertha J. Stone Richards collection circa 1893-1980 (bulk 1931-1980) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Birth 1876-07-19

Death 1972-07-02

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