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Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 117

Scope and Contents

Oral history with entymologist Vasco Tanner, 1975.


  • 1975


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from 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

BYU professor of Zoology, Vasco M. Tanner (1892-1989) was a professor of zoology and entomology at Brigham Young University.

Vasco Myron Tanner was born on October 29, 1892 in Payson, Utah to Myron and Lois Ann Tanner. Tanner graduated from Brigham Young University in 1915 with a B.A. in biology. After teaching for a year at the high school in Moroni, Utah and two years at Dixie Junior College, he left to earn an M.S. degree at the University of Utah, which he completed in 1920. During this time he met Annie Atkin, whom he married on June 5, 1917. They later had five children: Carol, Marilyn, Carmela, Gloria, and Jordan. Tanner then returned to his teaching position at Dixie Junior College, where he remained until 1924. However, he left this post once again to study at Stanford University. He later became a professor of zoology and entomology at Brigham Young University. Tanner passed away on April 25, 1989 in Utah.


3 folders (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).


Tapes and transcripts missing as of 21/9/95.


See also UA OH 135.

Register of Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 23
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US