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Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Tasha Tudor, 1983-1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains illustrations, newsletters, photographs of Tasha Tudor's visit to Provo, newspaper clippings, and correspondence of Tasha Tudor. Included in the correspondence are some letters between Tasha Tudor and the Paxmans. Also contains two videocassette recordings of Tasha Tudor's presentation at the Provo Tabernacle in 1988. Materials date from between 1983 to 1994.


  • 1983-1994


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

Biographical History

Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) was a children's author and illustrator in Vermont.

Tasha Tudor was born August 28, 1915, as Starling Burgess. Her parents quickly renamed her Natasha. In 1938, Tasha married Thomas McCready. They later divorced in 1961. Tudor was a well known author and illustrator of children's books. She received Caldecott honors in 1945 and 1957. She also received the Regina Medal in 1971 for her contribution to children's literature. Tasha Tudor died June 18, 2008.

Biographical History

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.

Biographical History

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 received his JD from the University of Utah and served as a judge on the 4th District Juvenile Court from 1953 to 1969. He taught at Brigham Young University beginning in 1984, where he was awarded the Abraham O. Smoot Award. Paxman helped to run the McCurdy Historical Doll Museum with his wife for twenty-five years. He was also instrumental in saving Provo's Academy Square.


16 folders

1 box

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

More detailed finding aid available in repository.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digitized versions of the videocassettes available for viewing in the reference room.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States