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A. R. Miskin papers

Identifier: MSS 8071

Scope and Contents

Contains the personal correspondence of A.R. Miskin, material for the Miskin Scraper Works in Ucon, Idaho, and also contains the family history papers of the A.R. and Lovina Miskin family including family group records, pedigree, charts, photographs, and other material from the Belnap, Hammon, and Miskin families of Utah, Idaho, and Kansas. Dates range from 1850-1998.


  • 1850-1998


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 the A. R. Miskin papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinatin Committee.

Biographical History

A. R. Miskin (1876-1960) was a Mormon businessman in Idaho.

Arthur Richard Miskin was born on February 7, 1876 in Saint John, Kansas to James R. and Amelia Lavinia Moore Miskin. His family were members of the Bickertonites, and converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1889. They then moved to Utah, and then to Idaho in 1891 where they homesteaded and farmed. He married Luvina Vilate Belnap on on September 11, 1903 in Logan, Utah. They were the parents of fourteen children. He worked in the family store in Fairview and Shelton, Idaho before establishing a machine shop in Ucon. He invented the Miskin scraper, and developed a manufacturing plant for them in Ucon. Miskin passed away in Idaho Falls, Idaho on November 27, 1960.


8 cartons (8 linear ft.)

6 oversize folders (3.0 linear ft.)

5 oversize boxes (4.75 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into three series: 1. A. R. Miskin personal correspondence, 1911-1955. 2. Miskin Scraper Works material, 1904-1965. 3. Miskin family history papers, 1850-1998.

Custodial History

Donated by Roger Hill in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Roger Hill; 2012.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

The A.R. Miskin family papers contain the records of a business man and inventor from Idaho.

Processing Information

Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of A. R. Miskin papers
Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
2013 February 1
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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