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Paxman, Shirley Brockbank, 1919-2015

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1919-2015

Biography

Shirley Brockbank Paxman (1919-2015) taught child development at Brigham Young University and was an active community member in Provo, Utah.

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.

Citation:
HeraldExtra.com, via WWW, January 13, 2015 (Shirley Brockbank Paxman was born in 1919; met her future husband, Monroe Paxman, at a dance during high school; attended nursing school in Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah; married on December 18, 1942; have 7 children; went on to get a master's degree from Brigham Young Universtiy in child development and family relations; spent her whole life serving her community; avid patrons of the arts and enjoy attending the various functions throughout their community in Provo, Utah).

Daily Herald, Dec. 20, 2015 (Passed away on December 17, 2015, a week after her 96th birthday)

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Academy Square, 1989-2004

 Series — Box: 25, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 13
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings, correspondence, notes, minutes, and other documents related to the Paxman's involvement in the Brigham Young Academy Foundation and the process of turning Academy Square buildings into the Provo Library site. Dated 1989 to 2004.

Dates: 1989-2004

Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Christmas, approximately 1960-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains Monroe and Shirley Paxman's collection of material about Christmas, including clippings from newspapers, magazines, and other items. Materials date from between approximately 1960 and 2000.

Dates: approximately 1960-2000

Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Eggertsen family, approximately 1913-2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 12
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the family history of the Eggertsen family. Includes photographs, stories, and other pieces of family history. Also contains records dealing with the Centro Hispano Foundation located in Provo, Utah. Bank records as well as materials related to donors are included in the collection. Materials date approximately 1913-2003.

Dates: approximately 1913-2003

Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Esther Peterson, 1986-1991

 Series — Carton: 2, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains articles, tributes, and photographs of Esther Eggertsen Peterson. There is also a tribute to Peterson's sister, Algie. Materials date from between 1986 and 1991.

Dates: 1986-1991

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.

Dates: 1958-1995

Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Iona Archibald and Peter Opie, 1988-1992

 Series — Box: 4
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, newsclippings, newsletters, and related ephemera collected and created by the Opies. Materials dated 1988 to 1992.

Dates: 1988-1992

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.

Dates: 1920-2003

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.

Dates: 1983-1994

Monroe J. and Shirley Brockbank Paxman collection on Virginia Sorensen, 1932-1993

 Series — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 7011 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains books, letters, poetry, news clippings, recordings, and photographs of Virginia Eggertsen Sorensen Waugh. There are also some tributes and recordings about her. Materials date from between 1932 and 1993.

Dates: 1932-1993

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.

Dates: 1980-2000

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Record 13
Collection 1
 
Subject
Illustrators -- United States 11
Library buildings -- Utah -- Provo 11
Judges -- Utah 10
Letters 8
Photographs 8