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Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6743

Scope and Contents note

Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner, conducted by Millard L. Meanea on 12 August 1975 for the Joint Oral History Program of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club. Dr. Tanner discusses his education, research and career as a professor of zoology at Brigham Young University.

Dates

  • 1975 August 12

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Dr. Vasco M. Tanner (1892-1989) established the zoology and entomology department at Brigham Young University.

Dr. Vasco M. Tanner was born 29 October 1892 in Payson, Utah to John Myron and Lois Ann Stevens Tanner. He married Annie Atkin 5 June 1917 in St. George, Washington, Utah. Vasco entered Brigham Young University to pursue his bachelor's degree in 1909, then went to University of Utah to pursue his Master's degree. After receiving this degree in geology he taught at Dixie State college for three years, where he met his wife. He graduated Stanford University with a PhD in zoology and established the zoology and entomology department at BYU. He died 25 April 1989 in Provo, Utah, Utah Burial: 2 May 1989 Provo, Utah, Utah married 5 June 1917.

Extent

1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner, conducted by Millard L. Meanea on 12 August 1975 for the Joint Oral History Program of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club.

Custodial History note

Donated by the Joint Oral History Program of the BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club in 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Joint Oral History Program; 1988.

Appraisal note

LDS scholarship and historiography (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

UA OH 135: Vasco M. Tanner oral history interview, July 8, 1981. BX8670.1 .T158t 1988 Tanner/Atkin family book: histories and pictures.

Processing Information note

Processed; Karen Glenn; 17 February 2009.
Title
Register of Oral history interview with Vasco M Tanner
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Glenn, student processor; John M. Murphy, curator
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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