Foreword to a life story

Foreword to a life story

Dates: 1980

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography of John L. Seymour who taught at Sacramento Junior College for 24 years, produced and directed many plays, composed operas and chamber music. He later moved to Cedar City, Utah after the death of his mother and established a memorial library for her at Southern Utah State College. He discusses the operas he wrote and describes his philosophy of life.

  • Extent: 1 folder
  • Creator: Seymour, John Laurence, 1893
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1819
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted until 2010 A.D.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Materials were left in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Foreword to a life story 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 SC 1819; Foreword to a life story; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1819, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by John L. Seymour in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John L. Seymour; 1980.
Subject Terms
Southern Utah State College.; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Cedar City (Utah)--History--Sources; Colleges and Universities; Composers--California--Sacramento--History--Sources; Education; Educators--California--Sacramento--History--Sources; Librettists--West (U.S.)--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Cedar City--History--Sources; Music; Opera--Biography
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Foreword to a life story
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Stephens
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T17:02-0600
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Biographical History

Educator, producer/director, and composer of opera scores, who joined the Mormon Church later in life.

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