Paxman, Shirley Brockbank, 1919-2015
- Existence: 1919-2015
Shirley Brockbank Paxman (1919-2015) taught child development at Brigham Young University and was an active community member in Provo, Utah.
Shirley Brockbank Paxman was born in 1919. She met her husband, Monroe Paxman, at a dance during high school. He left to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she attended nursing school in Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. When Monroe returned, they married on December 18, 1942. Together they raised seven children.
Shirley went on to earn a master's degree from Brigham Young University in child development and family relations. She taught child development at Brigham Young University for many years and nursing at Utah Valley State College. She opened the McCurdy Historical Doll Museum and ran it for many years, and she and Monroe were instrumental in protecting Provo's Academy Square. She and her husband were avid patrons of the arts and enjoyed attending the various functions throughout their community in Provo, Utah. She passed away a week after her 96th birthday on December 17, 2015.
Citation:HeraldExtra.com, via WWW, January 13, 2015 (Shirley Brockbank Paxman was born in 1919; met her future husband, Monroe Paxman, at a dance during high school; attended nursing school in Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah; married on December 18, 1942; have 7 children; went on to get a master's degree from Brigham Young Universtiy in child development and family relations; spent her whole life serving her community; avid patrons of the arts and enjoy attending the various functions throughout their community in Provo, Utah).
Daily Herald, Dec. 20, 2015 (Passed away on December 17, 2015, a week after her 96th birthday)
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Contains family history material from the Booth, Brockbank, Eggertsen, Jex, and Winters families. The materials consist of family group sheets, personal histories and some photographs of these families. Materials date from between 1900 and 2013.
Contains the personal papers and material of Monroe and Shirley Paxman, including correspondence with their children, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, and other items. Materials date from between 1920 and 2009.
Interview of Shirley and Monroe Paxman administered by Redd Center intern Sara Zabriskie for the "Historic Downtown Provo Oral History Project." Topics discussed in this interview include the couple's childhood in Provo, visiting Monroe's relatives in Denmark, Monroe's experience as a judge for the 4th District Juvenile Court, and events which took place in downtown Provo and the Provo Tabernacle. Material dated September 26, 2012.
Contains materials on five prominent authors or illustrators that Monroe Paxman and Shirley Brockbank Paxman were acquainted with, including personal and professional materials. Also includes family history material of the extended Paxman and Brockbank families, and personal and professional papers of Monroe J. Paxman, including their involvement with the preservation of Academy Square. Dated from 1900 to 2013.
- Archival Object 13
- Collection 1
- Illustrators -- United States 11
- Library buildings -- Utah -- Provo 11
- Judges -- Utah 10
- Letters 8
- Photographs 8
- Academy Square (Provo, Utah) 6
- College teachers -- Utah -- Provo 6
- Authors, American 5
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 4
- Family histories 3
- Newsletters 3
- Diaries 2
- Printed ephemera 2
- American poetry 1
- Articles 1
- Bank statements 1
- Brochures 1
- Business records -- Utah -- Provo 1
- Children's literature 1
- Children's literature -- Awards 1
- Christmas 1
- Fire prevention 1
- Manuscripts 1
- Minutes (Records) 1
- Mormon authors -- 20th century -- American poetry 1
- Notes 1
- Oral histories 1
- Provo (Utah) 1
- Provo Canyon (Utah) 1
- Short stories, American 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Transcripts 1
- Videocassettes 1
- Yearbooks 1 + ∧ less