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Foreword to a life story

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1819

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1980


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted until 2010 A.D.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical History

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


1 folder


Materials were left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by John L. Seymour in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John L. Seymour; 1980.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Foreword to a life story
In Progress
Melissa Stephens
2010 September 8
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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