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Rulon Dean Skinner autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2955

Scope and Contents

A two-volume account relating his early life in Safford, Arizona, 1931-1948; experiences at Gila Junior College, 1948-1950; Latter-day Saint mission to Uruguay and Paraguay, 1950-1953; employment and experiences with Boy Scouts of America beginning in 1943; service to Latter-day Saint Boy Scouts of Uruguay, 1950-1953; helping to begin the Latter-day Saint Boy Scouts of Paraguay, 1951-1953; service as a branch president at Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, 1989-1993; employment in recreation management and youth leadership at Brigham Young University, 1969-1996; retirement activities beginning in 1996; and genealogy and family history endeavors. Also includes copies of photographs, family group sheets, certificates, and letters.


  • 1997


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 publish material from Rulon Dean Skinner autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 v. (0.23 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Rulon Dean Skinner donated his personal history in November 1998, in response to a letter and autobiographical form sent by University Archives to retired faculty.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Rulon Dean Skinner; 1998.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Rulon Dean Skinner autobiography
Benjamin Sipes
2011 February 10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States