Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 5012

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

Dates: 1907-1960.

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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 Piute 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 ended in 1961 when the Division of Corporations was created.

Arrangement

Chronological

Research Note

There is no apparent reason why the dates of books 3 and 4 overlap. The books contain articles of incorporation, by-laws, and other documents relating to domestic and foreign companies. Researchers should consult all volumes to ensure finding all related information.

Related Records

Incorporation case files from Uintah County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 5015, contain articles of incorporations, by-laws and other related corporation documents for companies.

Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, contain current Incorporations in Uintah County.

Articles of incorporation record books from Uintah County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Uintah 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 Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. Permission to microfilm and destroy those records produced after 1896 was granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in January 1996. Microfilming of the records is pending. After microfilming is completed, the original record books will be destroyed.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An index is located at the beginning of each of the three record books.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises--Utah--Uintah County--Officials and employees.
  • Corporations--Utah--Uintah County.
  • Incorporation--Utah--Uintah County.

Container List

BOX VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 2 1907-1937
2 3 1937-1960
3 4 1953-1961