Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner, conducted by Millard L. Meanea on August 12, 1975 for the Joint Oral History Program of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club. Tanner discusses his education, research, and career as a professor of zoology at Brigham Young University.
- 1975 August 12
- Tanner, Vasco M. (Vasco Myron), 1892-1989 (interviewee, Person)
- Meanea, Millard L. (interviewer, Person)
- Joint Oral History Project (Brigham Young University) (contributor, Organization)
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Open for public research.
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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.
Vasco M. Tanner (1892-1989) established the zoology and entomology department at Brigham Young University.
Vasco M. Tanner was born October 29, 1892 in Payson, Utah to John Myron and Lois Ann Stevens Tanner. He married Annie Atkin on June 5, 1917 in Saint George, 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 April 25, 1989 in Provo, Utah, and was buried on May 2, 1989 in Provo, Utah.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
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Donated by the Joint Oral History Program of the BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club in 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Joint Oral History Program; 1988.
Faculty (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.2.b, October 2015).
Processed; Karen Glenn; February 17, 2009.
- Register of Oral history interview with Vasco M Tanner
- Karen Glenn, student processor; John M. Murphy, curator
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.