Dan W. Wakefield collection on cougar mascots
In the 1920s Brigham Young University selected the cougar as its mascot. The first mascots were indeed live cougars named Cleo and Tarbo. Live cougars would later be replaced by Cosmo. The University Archives is home to several collections that document the mascots of Brigham Young University. The Dan W. Wakefield collection on cougar mascots (UA 5627) is one these collections. It contains a photocopy of a postcard of the original Brigham Young University cougar mascots (Cleo and Tarbo), a photocopy of a photograph of Cleo and Tarbo, and a color copy of a painting of a cougar by Glenn S. Potter.
If you would like to learn more about the mascots of Brigham Young University, please contact the University Archivist at (801) 422-5821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.