Since its organization, the Church has kept records of its members and their Church activity. The foremost means of gathering this data has been printed report forms. This thesis traces the history of formal reports used by the Church and emphasizes information on membership and vital data as well as activity in Priesthood and auxiliary organizations. Financial reports of organizations and individual persons, as well as personalized confidential reports and minutes of meetings were not used. The thesis analyzes the type of information called for rather than the statistical figures themselves.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Dennis H., "Formal Reporting Systems of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1975" (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 5121.
Mormons, Church participation, Mormon Church, Government
History of Religion Commons, Mormon Studies Commons, Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration Commons