- approximately 1930-2018
- Majority of material found within 1989-2012
- Tanner, Jordan (Creator, Person)
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3 oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)
28 cartons (28 linear ft.)
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
Vasco Jordan Tanner was born on July 27, 1931 to Vasco Myron Tanner and Annie Atkin in Provo, Utah. He was named after David Starr Jordan, an entomologist and prolific philosopher from Stanford who happened to be his father's chief doctrinal advisor and friend. With what his father learned from David Jordan, Vasco M. eventually was hired to establish the Department of Zoology and Entomology at Brigham Young University.
Upon graduating high school, Vasco J. attended the University of Utah to get his bachelors degree. While there, he was enlisted to serve in the US Navy as an Ensign. He spent two years as a signal division head aboard the USS Hornet. Once discharged from service, Vasco transferred to the University of California-Berkley, where he earned his masters in Business Administration. In Berkeley, he met and married his wife Pat in September 1960, and then reported to Washington D.C. the next month for Foreign Service training. While a Foreign Service officer he served in Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Australia. He decided to return to the United States in 1988. In 1990 he was elected to the Utah House of Representatives, representing District sixty-three in east Provo. He served as a representative for ten years. He also volunteered as an adjunct professional at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University.
Other Finding Aids
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Series created; Garrett Schroath; 2011.
Series seven and eight processed; Chelsea McNeil; 2019.
Processed; Meghan Hoesch, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2020.
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Diplomatic and consular service, American
- International Relations
- Legislative materials
- Legislators -- Utah
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Printed ephemera
- Provo (Utah)
- State budgets
- Tanner, Jordan -- Archives
- United States. Foreign Service
- Utah -- Politics and government
- Utah. Legislature
- Register of Jordan Tanner papers
- Melissa Cowles
- Description rules
- Language of description
- 2011 August 4: Series level description added by Garrett Schroath.
- 2019 August 9: Addition of series 7 and 8 processed; Chelsea McNeil; August 2019