Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 17823

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

Dates: 1889-1961.

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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 Emery 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 officially ended in 1961 when registration of corporations was transferred to the State government and the Division of Corporations was created. However, a few corporations were added to the series after that time.

Arrangement

Chronological

Research Note

Researchers should consult Series 17840, Incorporation Index, to ensure finding all related documents.

Related Records

Articles of incorporation alphabetical index from Emery County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17840, facilitates access to the articles of incorporation record books.

Incorporation case files from Emery County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17852, contain incorporation documents for companies in the county.

Articles of incorporation record books from Emery County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Emery County.

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 Record Books were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. The record books were microfilmed in July 1996 and the volumes were returned to the County Clerk. This entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in August 1996.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index, Series 17840, provides access to this series.

Indexing Terms

  • Corporations—Utah—Emery County.
  • Incorporation—Utah—Emery County.
  • Emery County (Utah)—Industries.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1889-1906
2 1906-1966