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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 1 Collection or Record:

George H. Hansen photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1628
Abstract 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