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Helen Candland Stark collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6284

Scope and Contents

Contains oral history materials, diaries, letters, and personal papers from Helen Candland Stark. Materials include papers from Salem Pond.

Dates

  • 1918-1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 25 years after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Helen Candland Stark Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Helen Candland Stark and her husband helped establish a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Delaware. She was a very active church memeber and participated in many activites.

Helen Candland Stark was the oldest of nine children. Her family lived in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, until they moved to Provo, Utah, when she was in the second grade. While growing up, Helen had to spend much of her free time helping at home because her mother was frequently ill. Her mother died of encephalitis in Bingham Canyon in 1931, which devastated the family. Helen attended Brigham Young University and was in the first graduating class of T. Earl Pardoe. She earned her Master’s degree in English and the family lived off her earnings from teaching. Helen taught school until she married Henry Stark when she was 35-years-old. They were married in the Washington, D.C. temple, and adopted three children. The Starks settled in Delaware where they helped establish a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Helen participated in Church activities by teaching literary lessons in Relief Society, writing a monthly newsletter, and writing a history of the LDS Church in Delaware. Years later, when Helen discovered that she had a congenital heart defect, the Starks moved to Salem, Utah. In Salem, Helen was involved in working on a Historical Arts project.

Extent

4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains oral history materials, diaries, letters, and personal papers from Helen Candland Stark. Materials include papers from Salem Pond.

Arrangement

Srranged into three series: 1. Helen Candland Stark oral history, 1975-1990. 2. Helen Candland Stark diaries and letters, 1918-1988. 3. Helen Candland Stark personal papers and correspondence, 1958-1970.

Custodial History

Donated by Willis Candland in September 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Willis Candland; September 2008.

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; September 2008.

Title
Register of Helen Candland Stark collection
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Leavitt
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States