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Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Helen Candland Stark, 1958-1995

 Series — Carton: 3
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, published works, a personal report, poetry, and ephemera created or collected by Helen Candland Stark, as well as ephemera from her memorial service. It also contains her mother's patriarchal blessing and papers regarding the Alice Louise Reynolds endowment fund. Materials date from between 1958 and 1995.


  • 1958-1995


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

Helen Candland Stark was born September 18, 1901. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Theatre Arts, and later an MS in English. On March 28, 1936, she married Henry Stark. While she and her husband lived in Delaware, they were instrumental in helping a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints become established there. During the later years of her life, Stark became a poet and essayist. She also was one of the founders of the Alice Louise Reynolds Club. Stark died May 25, 1994.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Biographical / Historical

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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