Mary Noel Rigby poetry and personal narratives
Scope and Contents note
The first item is a bound work of poetry entitled "Heart-Peace" containing Mary Noel Rigby's poems regarding nature, philosophy and a things of a spiritual nature. The second is a work entitled, "My Babies" which has poems and personal stories of her experiences with her children. The third item is entitled "Golden Wedding October 1948" which is a written account of the stories told by her parents, Frank Leland Noel and Mary Eliza Roberts, at the occasion. This is accompanied by a collection of poems, "Papa and Mama", as a tribute to Mary Noel Rigby's parents. The fourth item is a collection of vignettes entitled "Tender Times" which accounts her life from a teenager to a seasoned and experienced woman looking back in reflection (1912-1983). It portrays Mary's experiences growing up on a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico and living in different parts of Utah.
- Rigby, Mary Noel (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mary Noel Rigby poetry and papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Mary Noel Rigby was born in 1907 to Frank Lealand Noel and Mary Eliza Roberts. Her poems are undated but her life vignettes date from 1912-1983. She has accounts from New Mexico, Utah and California.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of four items of Mary Noel Rigby's poetry and written vignettes of her life. She entitled sections of her poetry Nature, Philosophy and Spiritual. She writes vignettes primarily about her home life spanning from her childhood with her parents to her own experiences as a mother.
Custodial History note
Donated by Mary Noel Rigby.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Mary Noel Rigby.
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007) because the personal history took place in the west and Mary Noel Rigby was Mormon.
Processing Information note
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
- Rigby, Mary Noel (Person)
- Register of Mary Noel Rigby poetry and personal narratives
- John Murphy, curator for 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana
- 10 July 2008
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States