John Laurence Seymour papers

John Laurence Seymour papers

Dates: 1922-1971

Correspondence, doctoral dissertation notes, music manuscripts, programs, and newspaper reviews of performances and recordings.

  • Extent: 35 boxes (17.5 linear feet)
  • Creator: Seymour, John Laurence, 1893-1986
  • Call Number: MSS 922
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 922; John Laurence Seymour papers; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 922, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John Seymour; 1974.
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File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Seymour, John Laurence, 1893-1986--Archives; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Composers--United States--History--Sources; Mormons--Songs and music--History--Sources; Music; Opera--United States--History--Sources; Operas--Scores--History--Sources; Operetta--United States--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Letters; Newspapers; Notes; Scores
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
Seymour (John Laurence) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T18:01-0600
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Biographical History

Educator, producer and director, and composer of chamber music. He is best known for his operas and operettas. He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and taught at Sacramento Junior College and at Southern Utah State College.

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