Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection
- Paxman, Monroe J. (Person)
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20 cartons (20 linear ft.)
1 oversize box (0.75 linear ft.)
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
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 saving Academy Square.
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.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Addition processed; Peter Hoyt, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2012.
Addition processed; Peter Hoyt, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2013.
- Register of Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection
- Elizabeth Ballif and Peter Hoyt, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
- 2009 June
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- 2009 October 19: Reviewed for DACS and subject compliance by Cory Nimer.Finding aid updated to reflect addition by Peter Hoyt on January 20, 2012.1 carton added to the collection. Finding aid updated to reflect addition by Peter Hoyt on February 2, 2013.Materials added and Finding Aid updated by Catie Freedman; 2015.
- 2012 January 20: 15 cartons, 2 boxes, and 1 o'size box added to the collection. Finding aid updated to reflect addition by Peter Hoyt.
- 2013 February 2: 1 carton added to the collection. Finding aid updated to reflect addition by Peter Hoyt.