University of Chicago.
Nibley accompanied Joseph F. Smith on his 1906 trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, where Smith told him of having seen one of the Joseph Smith Papyri rolled out in the Mansion House. From 1906 to 1907, Nibley was a student at the University of Chicago. They moved to Salt Lake City in 1911, where he became involved in real estate and manufacturing.
Nibley served as corresponding secretary of the Utah State Historical Society around 1920.
From 1937 to 1940, Nibley served as president of the Northwestern States Mission. Nibley was succeeded as mission president by Nicholas G. Smith.
During 1957 to 1963, Nibley served as an Assistant Church Historian under Joseph Fielding Smith.
In 1919, Nibley was appointed as a member of the general board of the church"s Young Men"s Mutual Improvement Association.