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Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7011
Contains the papers of five prominent authors or illustrators that the Paxmans were acquainted with, including personal and professional materials, family history material of the extended Paxman and Brockbank families, personal papers of Monroe J. Paxman, and professional papers of Monroe J. Paxman. Dates from 1900-2013.

Dates

  • 1900-2013

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.

Extent

20 cartons (20 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (0.75 linear ft.)

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Biographical History

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 saving Academy Square.
Biographical History 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.

Arrangement

Organized into twelve series: 1. Collection on Virginia Sorensen. 2. Collection on Esther Peterson. 3. Collection on Tasha Tudor. 4. Collection on Helen Candland Stark. 5. Collection on Iona Archibald and Peter Opie. 6. Monroe J. Paxman legal material. 7. Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman family history material. 8. Collection on Wildwood Resort. 9. Collection on Christmas. 10. Collection on Karin Brumby Jackson. 11. Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman personal papers. 12. Paxman family collection on Eggertsen family.

Other Finding Aids

More detailed finding aid available in repository.

Custodial History

Donated by Monroe and Shirley Paxman in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Monroe and Shirley Paxman; 2003.

Appraisal

LDS, Utah, and Western American Women (19th, 20th, and 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5. August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Addition processed; Peter Hoyt, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2012.

Addition processed; Peter Hoyt, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2013.
Title
Register of Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection
Status
completed
Author
Elizabeth Ballif and Peter Hoyt, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
Date
2009 June
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States