Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 15310

Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk Articles of incorporation record books

Dates: 1881-1961.

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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

These volumes record copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Carbon County Clerk by newly organized corporations. The registers were kept as the official copy which was available for public use. The actual articles of incorporation record the following: names of the incorporators and their places of residence, the length of the corporation's duration, the pursuit of business agreed upon, amount of stock each shareholder receives, description of stock classes, number and kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business.

Under current Utah law and the laws of the territorial legislature, individuals desiring to incorporate, were to file and record articles of incorporation with their respective county clerk. These agreements specified the nature and place of business, amount of stock to be issued, terms for officers, etc. The clerk in turn issued certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books. The series ended in 1961 when the registration of corporations became the sole responsibility of the Secretary of State.

Arrangement

Chronological

Research Note

Researchers should be aware that the companies may have listings in all volumes and that volumes overlap in dates. Researchers should consult all volumes to ensure finding all related information.

Related Records

Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contains current Incorporations in Carbon County.

Incorporation case files from Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 25119.

Incorporation indexes from Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 25121.

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.

Processing Note

Incorporation Records were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. Permission to microfilm and destroy those records produced after 1896 was granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in March 1996. The records were microfilmed in May 1999 and the series updated in June 1999. After microfilming was completed, the record books were destroyed.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Volume 1 contains an alphabetical index located at the end of the book. The alphabetical index for Volume 2 is attached to the printed Series Inventory as Appendix A. Volumes 3, 4, and 5 contain alphabetical indexes at the beginning of each volume,.

Indexing Terms

  • Articles of incorporation—Carbon County (Utah).
  • Carbon County (Utah)—Industries.
  • Carbon County (Utah)—Corporations.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 December 21, 1881-July 19, 1912
2 2 March 30, 1909-April 26, 1924
3 3 April 17, 1924-November 25, 1947
4 4 August 22, 1947-April 25, 1961
5 5 April 18, 1961-October 18, 1961