Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 4952

Sanpete County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1870-1961.

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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

Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation's duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within Sanpete County and serve as evidence of"due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2]." Articles of incorporation constitute a contract between the state and corporation, between corporation and stockholders, and between the stockholders and state. The 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 of kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business. The series ended in 1961 when the state became solely responsible for registering corporations.

Arrangement

Numerical by case file number

Research Note

Researchers should be aware that some of the companies have multiple files under different case file numbers.

Related Records

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

Articles of incorporation alphabetical index from Sanpete County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 15846, facilitates access to this series.

Articles of incorporation record books from Sanpete County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17579, contains articles of incorporation for the same companies.

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

Over 200 case file numbers were never assigned and were skipped. It appears that the numbers 459-658 were skipped, as the dates of the previous and following case files are within the same time period.

Processing Note

Incorporation Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. Permission to microfilm and destroy these records was granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in February 1996. After microfilming was completed, the original case files were destroyed. The series was updated in November 1999 by David Clark after the microfilming was completed.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index is available. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Incorporation—Utah—Sanpete County.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1-17, 19-35
2 36-76
3 77-111
4 112-144
5 145-173
6 174-210
7 211-236, 238-241, 243-258
8 259-299
9 300-347
10 348-380, 382-396
11 397-425, 659
12 660-689