Marilyn D. Whipple attended Brigham Young University (BYU) and LDS Business College. She worked as a freelance fashion model in the western United States, was a cast member of Airport 1975, appeared in numerous BYU film productions, and worked as fashion coordinator for ZCMI at University Mall in Orem, Utah. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marilyn served as a teacher in the Relief Society, Sunday School, and Young Women organizations. She also served as a counselor in the Young Women organization. She and her husband Cale are the parents of twins, a boy and a girl. Marilyn has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States and has lectured in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, mostly teaching women about fashion and having a positive self-image.
This collection contains numerous program schedules and handouts for classes on fashion, skincare, and self-esteem taught by Marilyn and mostly offered through the Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education. Some of the program course schedules include a brief biography of Marilyn. Also included are two Mountainwest magazines from the year 1976 in which Marilyn contributed articles about fashion. An article about fashion that was written by Marilyn and printed in The Herald, dated September 28, 1975, is also included as a photocopy in this collection.