Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 4861

Salt Lake City (Utah). City Court Civil case registers of actions

Dates: 1902-1968.

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

Scope and Content

The register of actions was used by the court as a record of all documents filed in relation to a specific case. the first entry is typically a notice of the filing of a complaint followed usually by an answer of the defendant. This is followed by one or more summonses and returns of complaints or other documents as appropriate to the individual case. A notice of judgment made or that a garnishment of wages or an attachment of personal property was filed typically ended the case. Routine actions are stamped into the volumes; others are recorded by hand. Not all cases reached the trial stage; but when one did, a full record of actions taken in the case is also entered. Exact charges in the case are not shown, but other information in the entry includes names of parties involved most often the name of the business bringing action against an individual and the names of attorneys for both plaintiff and defendant. The city court held jurisdiction in actions under a certain financial limit, for the recovery of money or breach of contract; actions to recover damages to persons or property or the property itself; actions to recover fines imposed by statute; and actions to enforce or to foreclose liens on personal property, all under a certain financial limit; the types of cases recorded in the register corresponds to these categories.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date document was filed.

Cases were recorded numerically by case number, with numbers assigned chronologically by date of initial action. Within each case, entries were chronological by the date a document was filed. Once case numbers reached approximately 100,000, numbering restarted beginning with number 1. This happened twice: first in June 1939; then again in January 1964.

Research Note

Beginning with reel number 140, the last case included on the prior reel is refilmed to start the succeeding reel. Original records were bound in numbered volumes, the spine of which is reproduced on the microfilm copy. Specific pages that were retaken appear at the beginning of each reel.

Related Records

Criminal and civil sampled case files from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Court, Series 1620, contains some of the cases registered in this series.

Civil case registers of action defendants index from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Court, Series 13687, provides name access to this series.

Civil case registers of action plaintiffs index from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Court, Series 13688, provides name access to this series.

Civil case docket books from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Court, Series 23870, contain similar entries regarding parties, actions, and fees.

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

Any cases that might have been filed between 13 June 1938 and 1 June 1939 are missing. Case numbers 10201-10800, 6 June 1943 to 8 September 1943, are also missing.

Processing Note

The series was transferred to the Utah State Archives in 1968. A permanent retention was assigned to the series in 1983. The bound volumes were destroyed after microfilming in 1993. Archival processing was completed in 1994 by Steven R. Wood. EAD entry was done in 2001 by A. C. Cone; the related records section was modified as well at that time to document only those series retained permanently.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Separate alphabetical name indexes were created by the court and are available in other series.

Indexing Terms

  • Actions and defenses--Salt Lake City (Utah).
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Trials, litigation, etc.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1-600; 1902 Jan 6-1903 Sep 23
2 601-1800; 1903 Sep 23-1905 Apr 19
3 1801-3032; 1905 Apr 22-1906 Nov 10
4 3033-4200; 1906 Nov 10-1907 Dec 28
5 4201-5392; 1907 Dec 28-1908 Aug 17
6 5393-6600; 1908 Aug 17-1909 Mar 11
7 6601-7716; 1909 Mar 12-1909 Aug 30
8 7717-8896; 1909 Aug 30-1910 Feb 24
9 8897-10070; 1910 Feb 24-1910 Sep 6
10 10071-11294; 1910 Sep 6-1911 Apr 13
11 11295-12600; 1911 Apr 13-1912 Mar 25
12 12601-13800; 1912 Mar 25-1912 Oct 14
13 13801-15000; 1912 Oct 14-1913 Jul 28
14 15001-16200; 1913 Jul 28-1914 Feb 26
15 16201-17400; 1914 Feb 26-1914 Sep 29
16 17401-18600; 1914 Sep 29-1915 May 18
17 18601-19800; 1915 May 19-1915 Dec 18
18 19801-21000; 1915 Dec 18-1916 May 25
19 21001-22200; 1916 May 25-1916 Oct 6
20 22201-23268; 1916 Oct 7-1917 Jan 30
21 23269-24480; 1917 Jan 30-1917 Jun 13
22 22481-25800; 1917 Jun 14-1917 Oct 25
23 25801-27000; 1917 Oct 25-1918 Mar 28
24 27001-28200; 1918 Mar 28-1918 Sep 7
25 28201-29400; 1918 Sep 7-1919 Mar 5
26 29401-30600; 1919 Mar 5-1919 Aug 13
27 30610-31800; 1919 Aug 14-1919 Dec 15
28 31801-33000; 1919 Dec 15-1920 Apr 27
29 33001-34160; 1920 Apr 27-1920 Sep 3
30 34161-35400; 1920 Sep 3-1921 Jan 13
31 35401-36600; 1921 Jan 13-1921 May 21
32 36601-37800; 1921 May 21-1921 Sep 19
33 37801-39000; 1921 Sep 19-1921 Dec 2
34 39001-40200; 1921 Dec 2-1922 Jan 27
35 40201-41400; 1922 Jan 27-1922 Jun 16
36 41401-42600; 1922 Jun 16-1922 Oct 14
37 42601-43800; 1922 Oct 17-1923 Feb 15
38 43801-45000; 1923 Feb 15-1923 Jun 14
39 45001-46200; 1923 Jun 14-1923 Oct 25
40 46201-47400; 1923 Oct 25-1924 Feb 13
41 47401-48600; 1924 Feb 13-1924 Jun 4
42 48601-49800; 1924 Jun 5-1924 Sep 29
43 49801-51000; 1924 Sep 29-1925 Jan 6
44 51001-52200; 1925 Jan 7-1925 Apr 14
45 52201-53400; 1925 Apr 14-1925 Aug 12
46 53401-54600; 1925 Aug 12-1925 Nov 23
47 54601-55800; 1925 Nov 23-1926 Mar 17
48 55801-57000; 1926 Mar 17-1926 Jul 14
49 57001-58200; 1926 Jul 14-1926 Oct 29
50 58201-59400; 1926 Oct 29-1927 Feb 23
51 59401-60600; 1927 Feb 23-1927 Jun 22
52 60601-61800; 1927 Jun 22-1927 Oct 6
53 61801-63000; 1927 Oct 6-1928 Jan 19
54 63001-64200; 1928 Jan 19-1928 May 12
55 64201-65400; 1928 May 12-1928 Aug 31
56 65401-66600; 1928 Aug 31-1928 Nov 28
57 66601-67800; 1928 Nov 28-1929 Mar 28
58 67801-69000; 1929 Mar 28-1929 Jul 12
59 69001-70200; 1929 Jul 12-1929 Oct 23
60 70201-71400; 1929 Oct 24-1930 Feb 13
61 71401-72600; 1930 Feb 13-1930 Jun 6
62 72601-73800; 1930 Jun 6-1930 Sep 10
63 73801-75000; 1930 Sep 10-1930 Dec 11
64 75001-76200; 1930 Dec 11-1921 Mar 30
65 76201-77400; 1931 Mar 30-1931 Jul 14
66 77401-78600; 1931 Jul 14-1931 Oct 10
67 78601-79800; 1931 Oct 10-1932 Feb 8
68 79801-81000; 1932 Feb 9-1932 Jun 1
69 81001-82200; 1932 Jun 1-1932 Sep 19
70 82201-83400; 1932 Sep 19-1933 Jan 30
71 83401-84600; 1933 Jan 30-1933 Jul 13
72 84601-85800; 1933 Jul 14-1933 Dec 14
73 85801-87000; 1933 Dec 14-1934 May 19
74 87001-88200; 1934 May 19-1934 Oct 16
75 88201-89400; 1934 Oct 17-1935 Mar 30
76 89401-90600; 1935 Mar 30-1935 Sep 10
77 90601-91800; 1935 Sep 10-1936 Mar 10
78 91801-93000; 1936 Mar 11-1936 Sep 9
79 93001-94200; 1936 Sep 9-1937 Mar 31
80 94201-95400; 1937 Mar 31-1937 Sep 23
81 95401-96600; 1937 Sep 23-1938 Mar 23
82 96601-97200; 1938 Mar 23-1938 Jun 13
83 1-1200; 1939 Jun 13-1939 Nov 20
84 1201-2400; 1939 Nov 20-1940 May 12
85 2401-3600; 1940 May 13-1940 Nov 8
86 3601-4800; 1940 Nov 8-1941 Apr 26
87 4801-6000; 1941 Apr 26-1941 Oct 1
88 6001-7200; 1941 Oct 1-1942 Mar 5
89 7201-8400; 1942 Mar 5-1942 Aug 24
90 8401-9600; 1942 Aug 24-1943 Feb 20
91 9601-10200; 1943 Feb 2-1943 May 6
91 10801-11400; 1943 Sep 9-1943 Dec 12
92 11401-12600; 1943 Dec 31-1944 Sep 15
93 12601-13800; 1944 Sep 16-1945 Jun 29
94 13801-15000; 1945 Jun 30-1946 Apr 18
95 15001-16200; 1946 Apr 18-1947 Feb 11
96 16201-17400; 1947 Feb 13-1947 Sep 23
97 17401-18600; 1947 Sep 23-1948 Apr 17
98 18601-19800; 1948 Apr 17-1948 Oct 11
99 19801-21000; 1948 Oct 11-1949 May 30
100 21001-22200; 1949 May 30-1949 Aug 13
101 22201-23400; 1949 Aug 13-1949 Dec 22
102 23401-24600; 1949 Dec 22-1950 May 9
103 24601-25800; 1950 May 10-1950 Sep 21
104 25801-27000; 1950 Sep 21-1951 Jan 20
105 27001-28200; 1951 Jan 20-1951 May 22
106 28201-29400; 1951 May 22-1951 Sep 17
107 29401-30600; 1951 Sep 17-1952 Jan 4
108 30601-31800; 1952 Jan 5-1952 Apr 3
109 31801-33000; 1952 Apr 3-1952 Jul 3
110 33001-34200; 1952 Jul 3-1952 Oct 15
111 34201-35400; 1952 Oct 15-1953 Jan 22
112 35401-36699; 1953 Jan 22-1953 Apr 27
113 36601-37800; 1953 Apr 27-1953 Jul 23
114 37801-39000; 1953 Jul 23-1953 Oct 22
115 39001-40200; 1953 Oct 22-1954 Jan 28
116 40201-41400; 1954 Jan 28-1954 Apr 26
117 41401-42600; 1954 Apr 26-1954 Jul 23
118 42601-43800; 1954 Jul 23-1954 Oct 27
119 43801-45000; 1951 Oct 27-1955 Feb 11
120 45001-46200; 1955 Feb 11-1955 May 17
121 46201-47400; 1955 May 17-1955 Aug 23
122 47401-48600; 1955 Aug 23-1955 Nov 18
123 48601-49800; 1955 Nov 18-1956 Feb 14
124 49801-51000; 1956 Feb 14-1956 May 10
125 51001-52200; 1956 May 11-1956 Jul 31
126 52201-53400; 1956 Aug 1-1956 Oct 26
127 53401-54600; 1956 Oct 26-1957 Jan 21
128 54601-55800; 1957 Jan 21-1957 Mar 30
129 55801-57000; 1957 Mar 30-1957 Jun 12
130 57001-58200; 1957 Jun 12-1957 Aug 26
131 58201-59400; 1957 Aug 26-1957 Nov 12
132 59401-60600; 1957 Nov 12-1958 Feb 5
133 60601-61800; 1958 Feb 5-1958 Apr 15
134 61801-63000; 1958 Apr 15-1958 Jun 23
135 63001-64200; 1958 Jun 23-1958 Aug 29
136 64201-65400; 1958 Aug 29-1958 Oct 29
137 65401-66700; 1958 Oct 29-1959 Jan 21
138 66701-68000; 1959 Jan 21-1959 Apr 3
139 68001-69310; 1959 Apr 3-1959 Jun 16
140 69310-70624; 1959 Jun 16-1959 Aug 25
141 70624-71928; 1959 Aug 25-1959 Nov 6
142 71928-73200; 1959 Nov 6-1960 Jan 14
143 73201-74518; 1960 Jan 14-1960 Mar 24
144 74518-75830; 1960 Mar 24-1960 May 27
145 75830-77130; 1960 May 27-1960 Aug 2
146 77130-78460; 1960 Aug 2-1960 Oct 4
147 78460-79710; 1960 Oct 4-1960 Dec 14
148 79710-81000; 1960 Dec 14-1961 Feb 14
149 81001-83210; 1961 Feb 14-1961 Apr 14
150 82310-83620; 1961 Apr 14-1961 Jun 19
151 83620-84930; 1961 Jun 19-1961 Aug 24
152 84930-86246; 1961 Aug 24-1961 Nov 1
153 82646-87560; 1961 Nov 1-1962 Jan 16
154 87560-88870; 1962 Jan 16-1962 Mar 22
155 88870-90190; 1962 Mar 22-1962 May 31
156 90190-91520; 1962 May 31-1962 Aug 9
157 19520-92840; 1962 Aug 9-1962 Oct 18
158 92840-94160; 1962 Oct 18-1963 Jan 7
159 92840-94160; 1963 Jan 7-1963 Mar 25
160 95401-96720; 1963 Mar 25-1963 Jun 13
161 96720-98030; 1963 Jun 13-1963 Aug 27
162 98030-99340; 1963 Aug 27-1963 Nov 8
163 99340-100120; 1963 Nov 8-1963 Dec
164 1-1320; 1964 Jan 2-1964 Apr 23
165 1320-2630; 1964 Apr 23-1964 Dec 7
166 26630-3950; 1964 May 28-1964 Jun 14
167 3950-5250; 1964 Aug 13-1964 Oct 28
168 5250-6560; 1964 Oct 28-1965 Jan 20
169 6560-7870; 1965 Jan 20-1965 Apr 5
170 7870-9600; 1965 Apr 5-1965 Jun 21
171 9600-10470; 1965 Jun 21-1965 Sep 3
172 10470-11750; 1965 Sep 3-1965 Nov 16
173 11750-13060; 1965 Nov 16-1966 Feb 14
174 13060-14220; 1966 Feb 14-1966 May 3
175 14220-15520; 1966 May 3-1966 Jul 26
176 15520-16840; 1966 Jul 26-1966 Oct 13
177 16840-18140; 1966 Oct 13-1966 Jan 9
178 18140-19454; 1967 Jan 9-1967 Mar 30
179 19454-20760; 1967 Mar 30-1967 Jun 27
180 20760-22060; 1967 Jun 26-1967 Sep 20
181 22060-23370; 1967 Sep 20-1967 Dec 22
182 23370-24676; 1967 Dec 22-1971 Mar 22
183 24676-25200; 1968 Mar 22-1968 May 3