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Wesley B. Tanner Collection

Identifier: SC 01219

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Scope and Contents

Collection concerning Wesley B. Tanner of Ann Arbor, Michigan which includes a signed greeting card designed with a wood block illustration, two copies of a bibliography of his products through 1990 as well as an article about him. Also includes a 2006 Christmas Card printed by Wesley B. Tanner.


  • Creation: 1990-2002, 2006

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

In 2009, Wesley B. Tanner was the web designer for the Department of Biological Chemistry at University of Michigan. Before coming to the School of Medicine he was on the faculty of the University's School of Art & Design for fifteen years, where he taught graphic design.  Prior to coming to University of Michigan, he taught printing history for the School of Library Science at UC Berkeley.

Wesley is also an respected book designer; he maintained a design and printing practice in Berkeley, California for twenty years until moving to Ann Arbor in 1991. For his activities as a artist, and as a publisher of finely printed books, he has been honored with one man shows at the San Francisco Public Library, UCLA, University of Michigan, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and in 2008 at the King Library at the University of Kentucky.

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Acquisition Information:

Gifts from Chris Vinyard.

Related Materials:

Acc. 2007.98  Wesley B. Tanner Christmas Card

Processing Information:

Accession 2007.98 interfiled with 2004.14.

Guide to the Wesley B. Tanner Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository