Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 3253

District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County) Criminal registers of actions

Dates: 1896-1974.

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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 documents the individual criminal cases tried by the Third District Court. Actions taken in each case are recorded on separate documents and then filed together to become the case file. As these documents enter the case file they are recorded in the Criminal Registers of Actions. Registers of Actions thus function as a chronological list of the actions taken in each criminal case.

A register of actions normally contains the following: party names, defendant's attorney's name, criminal charge, and a listing of actions. Actions recorded may include the filing of: transcripts on appeal from a lower court, indictment, charges, arraignment, plea, warrants, bail bonds, attorney's motions, court orders, subpoena, verdict, and sentence.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by filing date.

The series is arranged numerically by case number with entries thereunder chronologically by date filed, with spans of cases gathered together into volumes. While individual cases generally use no more than one page each, occasional cases will require more space. Often cases may be continued onto blank sections on pages belonging to other case files, or may be continued onto blank pages at the end of the volume.

Research Note

Case number ranges, as they appeared in the original book format, were maintained in the container list through the first 6 reels to assist the patron in locating the pre-1916 indexes at the beginnings of volumes. Some overlaps in dates occur due to the irregularity of filing dates.

Related Records

Criminal case files from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1471, contain the entire case file listed in these registers

Minute books from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1650, document the proceedings of each case.

Criminal case files (sealed and expunged) from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 12376, contain those cases sealed and expunged by the court and removed from this series during microfilming.

Criminal case index from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 13126, contain a surname index to these cases from 1916-1975.

Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (Third District), Series 22664, are similar records from the territorial Third District Court of which Salt Lake county was a part.

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

Cases 25701-26300 are missing.

Processing Note

This is a continuing series that was originally scheduled as permanent in 1983. This series was processed by Kenneth R. Williams in March of 1994 and microfilmed in May of 1994. The original records were destroyed following microfilming. In February 1999, the series inventory was updated by David Clark after more microfilming was completed, records being located and additional records transferred from the court. Another update followed in August 2001 after additional filming.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Registers of Actions are indexed at the beginning of each volume. Additionally, Series 1471, Criminal Case Files, contains an electronic surname index to these registers, covering from 1896 thru 1915. Indexes: Series 13126, Criminal Case Files and Registers of Actions Indexes, contains a surname index to these registers, covering from 1916 thru 1975.

Indexing Terms

  • Criminal justice, Administration of--Salt Lake County (Utah).
  • Salt Lake County (Utah)--Parties to actions.
  • Criminals--Salt Lake County (Utah).

Container List

REEL DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1896-1898 1-300
1 1898-1900 301-600
1 1900-1902 601-900
1 1902-1902 901-959
2 1902-1904 960-1200
2 1904-1906 1201-1500
2 1906-1907 1501-1800
2 1907-1908 1801-2049
3 1908-1909 2050-2100
3 1909-1910 2101-2400
3 1910-1911 2401-2700
4 1911-1912 2701-3000
5 1912-1913 3001-3300
5 1913-1914 3301-3600
5 1914-1915 3601-3900
5 1915-1915 2901-4059
6 1915-1916 4060-4200
6 1916-1918 4201-4800
6 1918-1919 4801-5183
7 1919-1921 5184-5900
7 1921-1922 5901-6339
8 1922-1922 6340-6500
8 1922-1924 6501-7100
8 1924-1925 7101-7499
9 1925-1926 7500-7700
9 1926-1928 7701-8300
9 1928-1929 8301-8679
10 1929-1930 8680-8900
10 1930-1932 8901-9500
10 1932-1934 9501-9899
11 1934-1935 9900-10100
11 1935-1938 10101-10700
11 1938-1939 10701-11099
12 1939-1940 11100-11300
12 1940-1942 11301-11900
12 1942-1944 11901-12269
13 1944-1945 12270-12500
13 1945-1948 12501-13101
14 1948-1951 13102-13700
15 1951-1953 13701-14300
16 1953-1955 14301-14900
17 1955-1957 14901-15500
18 1957-1958 15501-16100
19 1958-1959 16101-16700
20 1959-1961 16701-17300
20 1961-1962 17301-17900
20 1962-1962 17901-17947
21 1962-1963 17948-18500
21 1963-1964 18501-19100
21 1964-1965 19101-19259
22 1965-1966 19260-19700
22 1966-1967 19701-20300
22 1967-1967 20301-20545
23 1967-1968 20546-20900
23 1968-1969 20901-21500
24 1969-1970 21501-22100