Historian as Entrepreneur

A Personal Essay


Wednesday, January 5, 1972. I was planning my lectures for the next day in my office at Utah State University, when the telephone rang. “Hello, Dr. Arrington? This is President Tanner. I would like to see you; when will you next be in Salt Lake City?” I replied that I would come whenever he wished. “How about yesterday?” he asked with a chuckle. We agreed on eleven the next morning. . . .


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