Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 11381

District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County) Judgment record books

Dates: i 1896-1948.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains the judgment record and summarized case information of individual civil cases, including divorces, processed and filed in the Third District Court in and for Salt Lake County. These records function as an abstracted reference source for all materials affecting the final judgment. A record typically includes the names of the parties, case number, stipulations and orders, findings of facts and conclusions of law, and a copy of the judgment or decree stating the results of the case including which party prevailed. The judge, clerk, and filing date are also noted. The format of the judgment record has changed over time. In 1949, the separate recording of this case information into volumes was ended.

Arrangement

The series is arranged roughly chronologically by filing date in numbered volumes. There is some overlap in dates as the clerk often entered the parties before judgment was rendered or sometimes utilized a blank page at the end of the book to enter a forgotten earlier judgment. Recording becomes even more erratic later on before the practice of maintaining record books was abandoned entirely. Thus dates listed in the container list are approximations. Retakes of poorly microfilmed pages are spliced at the beginning of reels.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1622, contain the entire case file from which many of these judgments were taken.

Judgment docket indexes from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1665, provide name access to the dockets and thus in turn to these record books.

Judgment dockets from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1671, note the page in these record books where the judgment was recorded.

Custody History

The judgment books were maintained for the court by the Salt Lake County Clerk (ex-officio court clerk) with the bulk of the series transferred to the Utah Sate Archives January 24, 1968.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

Page 448 of book 8 was missed during filming with the volume destroyed thereafter.

Processing Note

Judgment records since 1982 have had a permanent retention. It was decided to change the format of the judgment books to microfilm due to preservation problems with the original format (water damage, excessive dirt, brittle paper, and broken bindings) and the fact that the records themselves have no intrinsic value. Microfilming was completed in July of 1993. Series processing, begun by Kenneth Williams in 1993, was completed by A.C. Cone in January 2003.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Book 1 contains its own surname index. The dockets, series 1671, and their indexes, series 1665, serve as indirect indexes to these record books.

Indexing Terms

  • Judgments--Utah--Salt Lake County.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1896-1896
1 2 1896-1896
2 2 1896-1896
2 3 1896-1897
2 4 1897-1897
3 4 1897-1897
3 5 1897-1897
3 6 1898-1899
4 6 1899-1899
4 7 1899-1900
4 8 1900-1901
5 8 1901-1902
5 9 1902-1903
5 10 1903-1904
6 10 1904-1904
6 11 1904-1906
6 12 1906-1906
7 12 1906-1907
7 13 1907-1908
7 14 1908-1909
8 14 1909-1909
8 15 1909-1910
8 16 1910-1910
9 16 1910-1911
9 17 1911-1911
9 18 1911-1912
10 18 1912-1912
10 19 1912-1912
10 20 1912-1913
11 20 1913-1913
11 21 1913-1914
11 22 1914-1914
12 22 1914-1914
12 23 1914-1915
12 24 1915-1915
13 24 1915-1915
13 25 1915-1916
14 26 1916-1917
14 27 1917-1917
15 27 1917-1917
15 28 1917-1918
15 29 1918-1918
16 30 1918-1919
16 31 1919-1919
17 31 1919-1919
17 32 1920-1920
17 33 1920-1920
18 33 1920-1920
18 34 1920-1921
19 35 1921-1922
19 36 1922-1922
20 36 1922-1922
20 37 1922-1923
20 38 1923-1923
21 38 1923-1923
21 39 1923-1923
22 39 1923-1924
22 40 1924-1924
22 41 1924-1924
23 41 1924-1925
23 42 1925-1925
24 42 1925-1925
24 43 1925-1926
24 44 1926-1926
25 44 1926-1926
25 45 1926-1927
26 45 1927-1927
26 46 1927-1927
27 46 1927-1927
27 47 1927-1928
27 48 1928-1928
28 48 1928-1929
28 49 1928-1929
29 49 1929-1929
29 50 1929-1929
30 51 1929-1930
30 52 1930-1930
31 52 1930-1930
31 53 1930-1931
31 54 1931-1931
32 54 1931-1931
32 55 1931-1931
33 55 1931-1932
33 56 1932-1932
33 57 1932-1932
34 57 1932-1932
34 58 1932-1933
35 58 1933-1933
35 59 1933-1933
35 60 1933-1933
36 60 1933-1934
36 61 1934-1934
37 61 1934-1934
37 62 1934-1934
37 63 1934-1934
38 63 1934-1935
38 64 1935-1935
38 65 1935-1935
39 65 1935-1935
39 66 1935-1936
39 67 1936-1936
40 67 1936-1936
40 68 1936-1937
40 69 1937-1937
41 69 1937-1937
41 70 1937-1937
41 71 1937-1937
42 71 1937-1938
42 72 1938-1938
42 73 1938-1938
43 73 1938-1938
43 74 1938-1939
43 75 1939-1939
44 75 1939-1939
44 76 1939-1940
44 77 1940-1940
45 77 1940-1940
45 78 1940-1941
45 79 1941-1941
46 79 1941-1941
46 80 1941-1941
47 81 1941-1942
47 82 1942-1942
48 82 1942-1942
48 83 1942-1942
48 84 1942-1943
49 84 1943-1943
49 85 1943-1943
49 86 1943-1943
50 86 1943-1943
50 87 1943-1944
50 88 1944-1944
51 88 1944-1944
51 89 1944-1945
51 90 1944-1945
52 90 1944-1945
52 91 1945-1945
53 92 1945-1945
53 93 1945-1945
54 93 1945-1945
54 94 1945-1946
54 95 1946-1946
55 95 1946-1946
55 96 1946-1946
55 97 1946-1946
56 97 1946-1946
56 98 1946-1947
56 99 1946-1947
57 99 1947-1947
57 99A 1947-1947
57 99B 1947-1947
58 99B 1947-1948
58 99C 1947-1948
59 99D 1948-1948