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Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Wildwood Resort, 1980-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 8

Scope and Contents

Contains Monroe and Shirley Paxman's collection on the Wildwood Resort in Provo Canyon, Utah. Includes photographs, brochures, and other material that document the history of the resort. Materials date from between 1980 and 2000.


  • 1980-2000


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 / 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 History

Shirley Brockbank Paxman was born in 1919. She met her husband, Monroe Paxman, at a dance during high school. He left to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she attended nursing school in Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. When Monroe returned, they married on December 18, 1942. Together they raised seven children. Shirley went on to earn a master's degree from Brigham Young University in child development and family relations. 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, and she and Monroe were instrumental in protecting Provo's Academy Square. She and her husband were avid patrons of the arts and enjoyed attending the various functions throughout their community in Provo, Utah. She passed away a week after her 96th birthday on December 17, 2015.


9 folders

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