The Norma B. Ricketts Papers contain research materials on the Mormon presence in California, from the Gold Rush era to present
Norma Baldwin Ricketts was born in 1921 in Holbrook, Arizona. In the early 1940s, her first job was with the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, where she worked on publicity for the Oscars and the movie industry in general. She resigned after
a few years to fulfill a mission for the Church of Latter Day Saints, and then moved to Sacramento, CA. She married Monte
Ricketts and continued her public relations work in a freelance capacity while raising three children. During the 1950s she
also wrote a weekly column on the arts, and served as the music and drama critic for the Sacramento Union. She moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1988.
Number of containers: 6 cartons
Linear feet: 6 linear feet
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