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Helen Candland Stark diaries and letters, 1918-1988

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6284 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains diaries, personal books, and letters from Helen Candland Stark.


  • 1918-1988


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Open for public research.

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Biographical History

From the Collection:

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.


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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States