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Rigg, Margaret

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Margaret Rigg Correspondence

Margaret Rigg Correspondence

Margaret Rigg Correspondence

Margaret Rigg Correspondence

Margaret Rigg Special Correspondence and Biographical Materials

Margaret Rigg Family Correspondence

Margaret Rigg Correspondence

Margaret Rigg Correspondence

Margaret Rigg Photographs Personal

Margaret Rigg Photographs Portraits & Candids and Travel

Margaret Rigg Photographs College Days, ATS, Motive, FPC, Eckerd College, Postcards, Other Artists & Shows

Margaret Rigg Photographs Works and Shows

Margaret Rigg Photographs Calligraphy & Artwork and Scrapbooks

Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks

Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks

Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks

Margaret Rigg Audio and Moving Image

Margaret Rigg Art, Calligraphy, and Writing

Margaret Rigg Newsletters, Journals, Pro-Nica, Bi-National Service, Other Artists' Work

Margaret Rigg Photo Albums, Notebooks, and Travel Journals

Personal Family Papers

Daily Appointment books, Photobooks & Scrapbooks

Awards, Journals, Day Planners

Newsclippings, Audio, Video, Ruth Rigg's Diaries

News Articles, Photographs and Exhibit Information

Biographical Materials, Scrapbooks

Oversized



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Collection Overview

Title: Rigg, Margaret, 1900-2011Add to your cart.

ID: 03/055

Extent: 28.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is organized into the following groupings general correspondence, special correspondence with others and family, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2011

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Margaret "Peg" Rigg taught at Eckerd College for 33 years as an art professor. She amassed friends all over the world despite not being a social gadfly. Her art, politics and spirituality wove together like brightly colored thread.

The point of her art, she wrote in 1972, is "to communicate even the hidden humor of life, beneath the pain of our struggling lives."

Ms. Rigg, a Fulbright scholar who co-founded Eckerd's visual art program and mentored hundreds of artists, died July 16 of pneumonia. She was 82.

Ms. Rigg specialized in calligraphy, painting, mixed media, print making and sculpture, resulting in more than 60 one-woman shows on four continents. Her calligraphy was featured in CBS specials in 1968 and 1971.

Ms. Rigg told students they could do it their way.

She never joined the computer age, writing letters by hand to friends and illustrating them.

Born in Pittsburgh in 1928, Ms. Rigg studied at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated from Florida State University. She also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, where she received her master's degree.

Along the way, she studied at the Highlander Folk School (now the Highlander Research and Education Center) in Tennessee, considered a training ground for labor and civil rights activists, including Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In Nashville, she worked for 11 years as art director for motive magazine. She protested segregation with Martin Luther King, Jr.

The calligraphy for which she might have been known best often conveyed spiritual messages, underscoring her belief that all people and things are related.

In 1965, she followed art professors Robert Hodgell and Crane to Florida Presbyterian College. The school later changed its name to Eckerd College.

Her span there included overcoming a tragedy. In 1974, Ms. Rigg was involved in a car crash outside London that resulted in the death of a childhood friend. Ms. Rigg suffered head injuries in the accident and had to relearn walking and drawing.

Ruth Pettis was a student in one of Ms. Rigg's first classes after she returned to teaching in 1975.

"It was a particularly moving and inspiring class," said Pettis, 54, who went on to do calligraphy professionally.

Though briefly engaged while in college, she never married, telling a friend that doing so would jeopardize her art.

An early feminist, she helped found the Women's Resources Committee at Eckerd and endowed a scholarship for women artists.

Ms. Rigg retired in 1998 but continued her artwork and political involvement, including championing Barack Obama.

In 2008, the college awarded her its John Satterfield Outstanding Mentor Award.

For the past five years, she lived in Westminster Suncoast, where she taught an art class. At least two of her art pieces are currently on display in Florida shows, Johnston said.

Biography adapted from Andrew Meachem's obituary article written for the Tampa Bay Times in its July 11, 2011 edition.

Administrative Information

Repository: Theology Library Archives

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions placed on this collection.

Physical Access Note: Brittle or fragile materials must be handled and photocopied by the Archivist or Archives Assistants per their discretion.

Acquisition Source: C. Johnston

Acquisition Method: Box delivery through USPS.

Preferred Citation: Margaret Rigg Collection

Processing Information: Collection was processed by Nathan Strunk, Brad Agostinelli, Sarah Gould, Archives Assistants and Kara Jackman, Archivist at Boston University School of Theology Archives


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1920-1969],
[Box 2: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1970-1989],
[Box 3: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1990-2000],
[Box 4: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 2001-2011],
[Box 5: Margaret Rigg Special Correspondence and Biographical Materials, 1930-2010],
[Box 6: Margaret Rigg Family Correspondence, 1800-1980],
[Box 7: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1900-1994],
[Box 8: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1900-2002],
[Box 9: Margaret Rigg Photographs Personal],
[Box 10: Margaret Rigg Photographs Portraits & Candids and Travel],
[Box 11: Margaret Rigg Photographs College Days, ATS, Motive, FPC, Eckerd College, Postcards, Other Artists & Shows],
[Box 12: Margaret Rigg Photographs Works and Shows],
[Box 13: Margaret Rigg Photographs Calligraphy & Artwork and Scrapbooks],
[Box 14: Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks],
[Box 15: Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks],
[Box 16: Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks],
[Box 17: Margaret Rigg Audio and Moving Image],
[Box 18: Margaret Rigg Art, Calligraphy, and Writing],
[Box 19: Margaret Rigg Newsletters, Journals, Pro-Nica, Bi-National Service, Other Artists' Work, 1948-2005],
[Box 20: Margaret Rigg Photo Albums, Notebooks, and Travel Journals],
[Box 21: Personal Family Papers, 1918- 2002],
[Box 22: Daily Appointment books, Photobooks & Scrapbooks, 1929-2002],
[Box 23: Awards, Journals, Day Planners, 1859- 2008],
[Box 24: Newsclippings, Audio, Video, Ruth Rigg's Diaries, 1835- 1998],
[Box 25: News Articles, Photographs and Exhibit Information, 1940- 2008],
[Box 26: Biographical Materials, Scrapbooks, 1897- 2008],
[Box 27: Oversized, 1941- 1977],
[All]

Box 17: Margaret Rigg Audio and Moving ImageAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: VHS - Motive Years of Peg Rigg, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 2: DVD - Motive Years, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 3: DVD - Motive Years, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 4: Cassette - Muriel Rukeyser, Julius LesterAdd to your cart.
Item 5: VHS - 2 CBS/News TV Shows: 1. "I Need to Hear From You 2. "Keep in Touch", 1968 and 1971Add to your cart.
Item 6: DVD - 2 CBS/News TV Shows: 1. "I Need to Hear From You 2. "Keep in Touch"Add to your cart.
Item 7: DVD - 2 CBS/News TV Shows: 1. "I Need to Hear From You 2. "Keep in Touch"Add to your cart.
Item 8: Reel - Apocalypse Core Sound Tape, 1966Add to your cart.
Item 9: Film - Apocalypse Core Movie Part I, 1966Add to your cart.
Item 10: Film - Apocalypse Core Movie Part II, 1966Add to your cart.
Item 11: Reel - Mother - Reminiscences, c. 1967Add to your cart.
Item 12: Reel - "Images of Faith", 1965Add to your cart.
Item 13: Reel - Music - Various - for Turku, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 14: Reel - For Contemporary GalleryAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Reel - French Psalms, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 16: Reel - Indian Musicians "South Indian" demonstration ; Bob Brown + Wesleyan Music from So. IndiaAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Reel - South Indian Concert - Bob Brown - Wesleyan University, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 18: Reel - Japanese Art and Music, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 19: Reel - "Journeys" and Medicine Bundle II: "Journeys - Rhythms and Levels of Meaning", 1974Add to your cart.
Item 20: Reel - Music - China's Influence on the West Core 301, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 21: Reel - CBS -TV "I Need to Hear From You" Interview -  Tape 3, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 22: Reel - CBS -TV "I Need to Hear From You" Interview -  Tape 4, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 23: Reel - Shakuhachi and Shenai MusicAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Reel - Music and the Modern Man / Stanbrooke Meeting, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 25: Reel - Mathias Goeritz Guest Lecturer on Architecture, 1966Add to your cart.
Item 26: Reel - CBS News "Keep in Touch"; Work Session; Alcox; Portland Padget;  Spencer Crump; Self, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 27: Reel - Mamie Rogers Conversation, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 28: Reel - CBS -TV "I Need to Hear From You" Tape #2 interview, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 29: Reel - Art 342 Sr. Seminar Elizabeth Korn Lecture on Her Art, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 30: Reel - Funeral of Martin Luther King at Ebinezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA., 1968Add to your cart.
Item 31: Reel - CBS - TV - "I Need to Hear From You" Tape #1 interview, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 32: Reel - "Age of Revolution: Mexican Art (1910-Present) and Russian Art (1917-Present), 1966Add to your cart.
Item 33: Reel - "First Men On Moon: Voices of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin", 1969Add to your cart.
Item 34: Reel - J. Peter Meinke Reading His Own Poems, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 35: Reel - Princeton Sound Clips "Whale Talk, Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky Shakuhachi, Structures for Sound, Bali Gamelan, Korean Piri Flute, Gregorian Chant, Cortege, Showers of Blessings", 1974Add to your cart.
Item 36: Reel - "Surfaces" Read by Jim CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Item 37: Reel - Comments on John 17 by Suzanne de DietrichAdd to your cart.
Item 38: Reel - "The People of God" by Suzanne de Dietrich and "Concerto in E minor" by MendelssohnAdd to your cart.
Item 39: Reel - Tsutomu and Giko Yoshida "Lullaby of Itsuki,Red Dragonfly,Rabbit,Moon in Pink,Sparrow,Pirika-Pirika,Please Go Through My Gate,Soran Bushi,Yosabo Bushi,Aso-Kouta,Samurai's Promise, Native Land, Home on the Range and Clementine, 1964Add to your cart.
Item 40: Reel - Music Baschet Instruments, Poene Electronic, Density 21.5 Integrales, Sound Effects and Silence", 1966Add to your cart.
Item 41: Reel - Mathias Goeritz, 1966Add to your cart.
Item 42: Reel - "Mother Reading Winnie the Pooh"Add to your cart.
Item 43: Cassette - Spragens - Vietnam SoundsAdd to your cart.
Item 44: Cassette - Mixed Media Prepared PianoAdd to your cart.
Item 45: Cassette - Margaret and Geo Mandolin and GuitarAdd to your cart.
Item 46: Cassette - Eliz Korn, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 47: Cassette - Malcolm X "Message to the Grass Roots", 1963Add to your cart.
Item 48: Cassette - "Mother and I 'Reminiscing' Sides A and B", 1966Add to your cart.
Item 49: Cassette - "Mother and I 'Reminiscing' Continued Side C", 1966Add to your cart.
Item 50: Cassette - Mixed Media Music Games, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 51: Cassette - Marg and Geo Guitar + Talk, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 52: Cassette - Kabuki Tokyo, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 53: Cassette - "Conversations and Beginning" Scarritt College, Nashville Tape #1, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 54: Cassette  - "Questions and Answers" Scarritt College, Nashville Tape #2, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 55: Cassette - "Morning Discussion" Scarritt College, Nashville Tape #3, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 56: Cassette - "Morning Discussion" Scarritt College, Nashville #4, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 57: Cassette - Class: Mixed Media Rhythm Music, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 58: Cassette - Hank from Mississippi, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 59: Cassette - John Spragen From VietnamAdd to your cart.
Item 60: Cassette  - "Mother Reading From 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'About Music'"Add to your cart.
Item 61: Cassette - "Russian Art: Comparison of the Art of Revolution in Russia (1917) and Mexico (1910)"Add to your cart.
Item 62: Cassette - "Anti-Septic Ward-Shelley Work and Ice Tapes - No Admission Watson Riddle", 1970Add to your cart.
Item 63: Cassette - "Riddle: Nancy with --10 years old and Monkey Story ", 1970Add to your cart.
Item 64: Reel - Shakuhachi Flute Music from TsutomuAdd to your cart.
Item 65: Reel - Japan: Ainu Indian from Tsutomu, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 66: Reel - Ortmayer FPCAdd to your cart.
Item 67: Reel - House and Garbage: Marge ReadingAdd to your cart.
Item 68: Reel - Ad Reinhardt "Art" etc.Add to your cart.
Item 69: Reel - Jonah/Hip Gan/ The Nazz from Jan Steward, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 70: Reel - "Night Train" Negro Music NashvilleAdd to your cart.
Item 71: Film - CalligraphyAdd to your cart.
Item 72: Film - Margaret Mead Eckerd College, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 73: Film - Tigger at Crystal Beach, Florida at Sunset - 14 years old, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 74: Film  - Tigger at Crystal Beach, Florida - 14 years oldAdd to your cart.
Item 75: Cassette - Henry HurstAdd to your cart.
Item 76: Cassette - Poet Muriel Rukeyser reading "This Morning, What Do We See, and "Ballad of Orange and Grape"Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1920-1969],
[Box 2: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1970-1989],
[Box 3: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1990-2000],
[Box 4: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 2001-2011],
[Box 5: Margaret Rigg Special Correspondence and Biographical Materials, 1930-2010],
[Box 6: Margaret Rigg Family Correspondence, 1800-1980],
[Box 7: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1900-1994],
[Box 8: Margaret Rigg Correspondence, 1900-2002],
[Box 9: Margaret Rigg Photographs Personal],
[Box 10: Margaret Rigg Photographs Portraits & Candids and Travel],
[Box 11: Margaret Rigg Photographs College Days, ATS, Motive, FPC, Eckerd College, Postcards, Other Artists & Shows],
[Box 12: Margaret Rigg Photographs Works and Shows],
[Box 13: Margaret Rigg Photographs Calligraphy & Artwork and Scrapbooks],
[Box 14: Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks],
[Box 15: Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks],
[Box 16: Margaret Rigg Scrapbooks],
[Box 17: Margaret Rigg Audio and Moving Image],
[Box 18: Margaret Rigg Art, Calligraphy, and Writing],
[Box 19: Margaret Rigg Newsletters, Journals, Pro-Nica, Bi-National Service, Other Artists' Work, 1948-2005],
[Box 20: Margaret Rigg Photo Albums, Notebooks, and Travel Journals],
[Box 21: Personal Family Papers, 1918- 2002],
[Box 22: Daily Appointment books, Photobooks & Scrapbooks, 1929-2002],
[Box 23: Awards, Journals, Day Planners, 1859- 2008],
[Box 24: Newsclippings, Audio, Video, Ruth Rigg's Diaries, 1835- 1998],
[Box 25: News Articles, Photographs and Exhibit Information, 1940- 2008],
[Box 26: Biographical Materials, Scrapbooks, 1897- 2008],
[Box 27: Oversized, 1941- 1977],
[All]


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