Ralph D. Nance papers
Scope and Contents note
Ralph D. Nance papers consists of the scholarly research and information concerning Nance's educational programs. The collection includes information on the Youth-Ther (Youth-Talk) Foundation, and specifically the Riq-ology Program Nance developed. The Riq-ology Program is an elementary-education program aimed at helping children solve their frustrations and fears through self-talk and positive thinking. Included are Nance's research, correspondence, evaluations, and the artwork created for the Riq-ology Program. The writings and art created by students in response to the program are also included. The collection dates from 1967 to 1977.
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 Ralph D. Nance papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Ralph D. Nance (1915-1978) was a educator and educational researcher in Arizona and Utah.
Ralph Daniel Nance was born 18 November 1915 in Rising Star, Texas. He was involved in the Y.M.C.A and Junior Optimist Club in Dallas, Texas, before getting his master's degree from Southern Methodist University in 1946. Before retiring to Provo in 1970, Nance was a fifth grade teacher in Mesa, Arizona, and a counselor for the educationally-handicapped in Texas and Arizona. He was the founder and executive secretary of the Youth-Ther Foundation, and the developer of the Youth-Talk Foundation program Riq-ology. He worked closely with Utah schools and the Brigham Young University Family Research Center on his programs in the 1960s and 1970s, before his death 7 August 1978.
1 carton (1 linear ft.)
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Collection consists of the scholarly research and information concerning Nance's educational programs. The collection dates from 1967 to 1977.
Custodial History note
Donated by Max Golightly in 1995.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Max Golightly; 1995.
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processing Information note
Processed; Mary Downs; 2009.
- Register of Ralph D. Nance papers
- Mary Downs, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
- 04 June 2009
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.