On May 8, 1914 Helen Campbell was born to Lucy Lorena Pickett and Ezra Taft Campbell in Providence, Utah. When Helen was in the eighth grade she and her family moved to Preston, Idaho. In the fall of 1933 she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and entered Dr. W. H. Groves School of Nursing at the LDS Hospital. She graduated in 1936 and was head nurse there for a little over a year. She then met Kenneth Lawrence Monson. They married on June 24, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Denver, Colorado in 1942. Kenneth died on March 15, 1998. She is the mother of eleven children.
In this collection is a typed three-page, double-spaced autobiography of Helen Campbell Monson. It tells of the major events in her life: where she was born, where she grew up, where she went to school, when and where she got married. It also talks a bit about her involvement in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints some callings that she has held. Another part that she emphasizes is the writing talent that she developed and utilized throughout her life. Examples of this talent are incorporated in the collection. There are twelve poems in the collection, including 'My Daily Need,' 'Love,' and 'Advice to My Daughters as Young Mothers,' where the last stanza reads, 'Be happy with the little ones, And spend some time each day To sing with them, and talk with them, And listen while they pray' There are also some of the pieces of music written and composed by Helen such as 'Look Unto Me,' 'A Home is a Haven,' and 'The Song of the Righteous,' which won (with Audrey Beck) the 1970 Relief Society song contest.