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Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Academy Square, 1989-2004

 Series — Box: 25, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 13

Scope and Contents

Contains clippings, correspondence, notes, minutes, and other documents related to the Paxman's involvement in the Brigham Young Academy Foundation and the process of turning Academy Square buildings into the Provo Library site. Dated 1989 to 2004.

Dates

  • 1989-2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Monroe Paxman (born 1919) was a judge and professor in Provo, Utah.

Monroe Paxman was born on April 7, 1919, to Achsa Eggerston Paxman and William Monroe Paxman. In 1942, he married Shirley Brockbank. They have seven children. Paxman served as a judge on the 4th District Juvenile Court from 1953-1969 and then taught at Brigham Young University beginning in 1984, where he was awarded the Abraham O. Smoot Award. He helped to run the McCurdy Historical Doll Museum with his wife for twenty-five years. He was also instrumental in protecting Academy Square.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Shirley Brockbank Paxman (1919-2015) was a professor in Provo, Utah. She taught at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College.

Shirley Brockbank Paxman was born in 1919. In 1942, she married Monroe Paxman. Paxman got her B.S. and M.S. from Brigham Young University in Child Development and Family Relations. She later received her R.N. from Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City. 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. Paxman was instrumental in protecting Academy Square.

Extent

1 folder

Language

English