Helen Candland Stark collection
Scope and Contents
Contains oral history materials, diaries, letters, and personal papers from Helen Candland Stark. Materials include papers from Salem Pond.
- Stark, Helen Candland, 1901-1994 (creator, Person)
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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Candland Stark and her husband helped establish a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Delaware. She was a very active church memeber and participated in many activites.
Helen Candland Stark was the oldest of nine children. Her family lived in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, until they moved to Provo, Utah, when she was in the second grade. While growing up, Helen had to spend much of her free time helping at home because her mother was frequently ill. Her mother died of encephalitis in Bingham Canyon in 1931, which devastated the family. Helen attended Brigham Young University and was in the first graduating class of T. Earl Pardoe. She earned her Master’s degree in English and the family lived off her earnings from teaching. Helen taught school until she married Henry Stark when she was 35-years-old. They were married in the Washington, D.C. temple, and adopted three children. The Starks settled in Delaware where they helped establish a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Helen participated in Church activities by teaching literary lessons in Relief Society, writing a monthly newsletter, and writing a history of the LDS Church in Delaware. Years later, when Helen discovered that she had a congenital heart defect, the Starks moved to Salem, Utah. In Salem, Helen was involved in working on a Historical Arts project.
4 cartons (4 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The collection contains oral history materials, diaries, letters, and personal papers from Helen Candland Stark. Materials include papers from Salem Pond.
Arranged into three series: 1. Helen Candland Stark oral history, 1975-1990. 2. Helen Candland Stark diaries and letters, 1918-1988. 3. Helen Candland Stark personal papers and correspondence, 1958-1970.
20th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Processed; Matthew Leavitt; September 2008.
- Register of Helen Candland Stark collection
- Matthew Leavitt
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.