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Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Karin Jackson, 1920-2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 10

Scope and Contents

Contains Monroe and Shirley Paxman's collection on Karin Jackson, including photographs, journals, correspondence, and other material. Materials date from between 1920 and 2003.


  • 1920-2003


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

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 served as a judge on the 4th District Juvenile Court from 1953-1969. He also taught at Brigham Young University beginning in 1984, where he was awarded the Abraham O. Smoot Award. He helped to run the McCurdy Historical Doll Museum with his wife for twenty-five years. He was also instrumental in saving 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 spent her life serving the community. 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

Biographical / Historical

Karin Jackson was born in Kaimen, East Prussia on January 30, 1920, to Dr. Hanes and Kamilla Brumby. She rode dressage in her youth and loved animals and the outdoors. She married American soldier Donnel "Jack" Keith Jackson. She worked for 40 years and 37 days for the Fire Engineering Company. She died at the age of 83 on April 30, 2003.


8 folders

1 oversize box

Language of Materials