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Rigby, J. Keith



  • Existence: 1926 - 2012

Biographical History

J. Keith Rigby (1926-2012) was a geology professor in Utah.

His Geology of the Selma Hills Utah County, Utah, 1952.

His Late Devonian sponges of Wes. Aus., 1986: t.p. (J. Keith Rigby; Dept. of Geology, Brigham Young Univ.) Aus CIP (Rigby, J. Keith, 1926- )

Guidebook, Brigham Young University annual geology field trip ... 1959: t.p. (J.K. Rigby)

BillionGraves, website viewed 16 July 2012 (J. Keith Rigby, photograph of headstone shows b. 8 October 1926; d. not available; burial place is East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo, Utah)

Interpreting earth history, ©1999: title page (J. Keith Rigby. Brigham Young University), June 24, 2020 (J. Keith Rigby, Sr.; born 8 October 1926 in Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah; died 13 November 2012 in Provo, Utah County, Utah; he attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology; he received his Ph. D. from Columbia University; he is the author of more than 300 professional papers and several geologic guide books for the state of Utah; he conducted research on fossil sponges on every continent; he was a professor of geology for many years and also served as the Dean of the Graduate School at BYU; after retirement, he continued his research, publishing a catalog of every known fossil sponge with the University of Kansas and consulting with other geologists from across the globe; his son, J. Keith Rigby, Jr., preceded him in death)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

George H. Hansen albums, 1914-1963

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains scenes from Hansen's mission in England, travels and studies in Mexico, Texas, and California, geology trips, visit to Indonesia to establish a geology department at Gadjah Mada University, and his college years and service in the Utah State ROTC; Afton Allred Hansen's mission to the Eastern States in the 1920s; Bessie Hansen and her family and friends in Richfield, Utah, her nursing work, on camping trips and other vacations; Mildred Allred with her friends and family, on trips to...
Dates: 1914-1963

George H. Hansen loose photographs, 1900-1980

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of George on his mission to England, on geology field trips, on his visit to Indonesia, in the ROTC; of Afton Allred Hansen on his mission to the Eastern States; of Bessie Hansen in Richfield, on vacations, and with her family and friends; of Mildred Allred on her mission to California; of the Greco family (George's aunt); of George's family while he was growing up in Richfield; of the Utah Agricultural College Fair; of Afton as a teacher, missionary, and mother; of...
Dates: 1900-1980

George H. Hansen negatives, 1896-1972

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains negatives of George Hansen at Utah State, family trips, and geology; Bessie Hansen with her family and friends; George's mission to England; findings of fossils, arrowheads, and interesting rocks; the trip to Indonesia; redistricting studies; fishing trips; artifacts from a trip to Mexico; Utah maps and documents; Utah gas and oil studies, soil profiles.

Dates: 1896-1972

George H. Hansen slides, 1915-1971

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains slides of George and Afton's family and their travels, and family reunions; Afton's BYU tour to Europe; trips (George and Afton, Mildred) to Hawaii, China, Indonesia, Africa, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia, Denmark, Norway, England, Fiji, Egypt, Greece, India, the Holy Land, and Turkey.

Dates: 1915-1971

George H. Hansen photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1628

This is primarily a collection of original Hansen prints, slides, and negatives and also includes photographic albums belonging to George Hansen, Afton Allred Hansen, and Bessie Hansen.

Dates: approximately 1896-1980