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John S. Tanner correspondence, 1968-2007

Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1 Sub-Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence created by Tanner during his service as Academic Vice President. Dates range from 1968 to 2007.


  • 1968-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 70 years from the end date of the administration, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young University vice-presidential records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John S. Tanner (1950- ) is a English professor and university administrator in Utah.

John Sears Tanner was born in 1950 and raised in Southern California. He studied English at Brigham Young University (BYU), and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980. He taught at Florida State University and BYU. He later served in the BYU administration, and was Academic Vice President between 2004 and 2011.

In 2011 Tanner left the university to serve as a mission president in São Paulo, Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After his return in 2014 he was called as the first counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency of the Church.

On May 12, 2015, Tanner was announced as the president of Brigham Young University--Hawaii.


57 folders

3 cartons

Language of Materials



Arranged in four sub-series: 1. Topical correspondence. 2. Chronological correspondence 3. E-mail corresponence.

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File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US