Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 3688

District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Minute books

Dates: 1896-1980.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains the minute books from the First District Court in Box Elder County, with actions from the criminal, civil, and probate divisions appearing throughout. Minute books contain the documentation of daily proceedings of the court but are not transcripts of court cases. Business matters include court site and officers present, jury selection, judicial appointments, expense claims, as well as entries noting the day's proceedings on various cases. A typical case will span multiple dates and will include an indictment or indication of the filed complaint, procedural issues, presentation of the case, witnesses' names, the verdict, and precise sentencing or settlement.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Research Note

More detailed information for the First District Court may be found in case files, transcripts, commitment records, and information and indictment records. Blotters provide the minutes in an abbreviated fashion. Judgment books and civil case decisions record the outcome of cases. Naturalization books show further documentation of naturalizations. For appeals to the district courts the lower court records should be checked, as should the supreme court for appeals from the district courts. Registers of action can be used to identify the specific dates for actions recorded in these minute books.

Related Records

Naturalization records from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 82957, contain summaries of the naturalization hearings noted in these records.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Exempt: UCA 78-30-15 (2008). As of 1 July 1999, adoptions become public after 100 years; until then they are sealed and only obtainable through the court. These books include occasional reference to adoptions..

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

The container list was drafted by Allen Clark in 2008. Processing was completed by Jim Kichas in April 2010.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1896-1905
1 2 1896-1905
2 3 1905-1909
2 4 1905-1909
3 5 1909-1914
3 6 1909-1914
4 7 1914-1917
4 8 1914-1917
5 9 1917-1920
5 10 1917-1920
6 11 1920-1922
7 12 1922-1925
7 13 1922-1925
8 13 1925-1929
8 14 1925-1929
8 15 1925-1929
9 15 1929-1933
9 16 1929-1933
10 17 1933-1937
10 18 1933-1937
11 18 1937-1942
11 19 1937-1942
11 20 1937-1942
12 21 1942-1945
13 22 1948-1954
13 23 1948-1954
14 23 1954-1960
14 24 1954-1960
14 25 1954-1960
15 25 1960-1964
15 26 1960-1964
16 27 1965-1970
16 28 1965-1970
17 28 1965-1970
17 29 1970-1972
17 30 1970-1972
18 30 1972-1973
18 31 1972-1973
19 32 1974
20 33 1975
21 34 1975-1976
22 34 1975-1976
22 35 1976-1978
23 35 1976-1978
23 36 1978-1979
24 36 1978-1979
24 37 1978-1979
25 38 1979-1980