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Susan Zeller autobiography

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9453

Scope and Contents

Contains the typed autobiography of Susan M. Zeller regarding her life, family and her personal conversion story, dated November 14, 2012. Includes envelope.


  • 2012 November 14


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Open for public research.

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Biographical / Historical

Susan M. Zeller is a first generation convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and composer of Latter-day Saint choral music. She was raised in the Congregational Church in Norwalk, Connecticut. Susan was introduced to the Church through Owen Hamilton of South Royalton, Vermont, in August 1974; she was baptized at the Joseph Smith Memorial Chapel in Rutland, Vermont, on November 17, 1974. She met her future husband, Alfred Zeller (also a first-generation convert, from Vienna, Austria), in the Rutland branch. They were married in 1975 and raised four children. After the death of her husband, she served an LDS mission in Nauvoo, Illinois, from January 2011-July 2012.


3 sheets ; 28 x 22 cm

1 envelope ; 10 x 24 cm

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Custodial History

Autobiography was written by Susan M. Zeller in November 2012 and sent to the missionaries of the Springville [Utah] ward by email. A copy of the email was sent to the Harold B. Lee Library, postmarked July 31, 2020. The accession process was completed in October 2020.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Susan M. Zeller; July 2020.


History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020).

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Crandall; February 2024.

Susan Zeller autobiography
In Progress
Amanda Crandall
2024 February 27
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States