Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner

Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner

Dates: 1975 August 12

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.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Meanea, Millard L.. -- Tanner, Vasco M. (Vasco Myron), 1892-1989
  • Call Number: MSS 6743
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6743; Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6743, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the Joint Oral History Program of the BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club in 1988.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Joint Oral History Program; 1988.
Related Material
UA OH 135: Vasco M. Tanner oral history interview, July 8, 1981. BX8670.1 .T158t 1988 Tanner/Atkin family book: histories and pictures.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Dept. of Zoology; Tanner, Vasco M. (Vasco Myron), 1892-1989--Interviews; Education, Higher--Utah--Provo; Material Types; Oral Histories; Provo (Utah)--History
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 17 February 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Oral history interview with Vasco M. Tanner
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor; John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-04T09:20-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

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

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.

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