Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 5026

Utah County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1872-1961.

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

Scope and Content

Incorporation case files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to foreign and domestic 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 was generated when companies incorporated within Utah County and serve as evidence of "due incorporation of the corporation" [UCA 16-2]. This series ended in 1961 when registration of corporations was transferred to state government and the Division of Corporations was created.

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 and kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number, thereunder by date filed

Research Note

Due to the location of multiple filing offices (i.e., County Clerk, Secretary of State, and foreign locations), lost documents, and numerous additions to the case files (i.e. oaths of office, amendments, reinstatements, dissolutions), over time the chronological filing date of the series has become inconsistent. The number sequence of the case files, however, has been maintained. Researchers should consult the index to ensure finding all related records since companies may have more than one case file.

Related Records

Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, includes these and current incorporations from Utah 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.

Gaps in Series

Due to what appears to be a clerical error, case numbers 2348-2447 were skipped. Occasional individual files also are missing.

Processing Note

The case files from 1872 through 1899 were flattened, filed in acid free folders, and stored in acid free boxes for permanent storage. Because numbers were not assigned strictly chronologically, some lower numbered cases filed after 1900 are also included. Incorporation Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978 with permission to microfilm and destroy those records produced after 1899 granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The entire series was archivally processed by Kenneth R. Williams and Val E. Wilson in February 1995. An alphabetical index was created by David Clark in February 1997. The series was microfilmed and updated in 2000-2001. Retakes may appear at the end or beginning of the reel, and continued filming may be labeled as "retakes."

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index is available. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Incorporation--Utah--Utah County.
  • Trade regulation--Utah--Utah County.

Container List

REEL BOX DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1872-1876 1-33
2 1 1878-1883 34-57
2 2 1886-1893 58-68
3 2 1885-1899 69-105
4 2 1890-1890 106-111
4 3 1891-1891 112-134
5 3 1891-1896 135-167
5 4 1896-1895 168-180
6 4 1902-1909 181-229
7 4 1899-1899 230-243
REEL DATE DESCRIPTION
7 1899-1901 244-260
8 1901-1902 261-285
9 1902-1904 286-319
10 1904-1905 320-356
11 1905-1906 357-397
12 1906-1907 398-434
13 1907 435-471
14 1907-1908 472-513
15 1908-1909 514-554
16 1909 555-597
17 1910-1911 598-642
18 1911 643-672
19 1912-1913 673-710
20 1913-1914 711-758
21 1914-1915 759-803
22 1915-1916 804-842
23 1916-1917 843-878
24 1917-1919 879-922
25 1919-1920 923-964
26 1920-1922 965-1011
27 1922-1924 1012-1060
28 1924 1061-1116
29 1924-1926 1117-1165A
30 1926-1928 1166-1209
31 1928-1930 1210-1256
32 1930-1932 1257-1302
33 1932-1935 1303-1359
34 1935-1937 1360-1407
35 1937-1940 1408-1460
36 1940-1943 1461-1504
37 1943-1946 1505-1558
38 1946-1947 1559-1614
39 1947-1948 1615-1660
40 1949-1950 1661-1717
41 1950-1951 1718-1772
42 1951-1953 1773-1831
43 1953-1954 1832-1884
44 1954-1955 1885-1937
45 1955 1938-1991
46 1955-1956 1992-2038
47 1956-1957 2039-2093
48 1957-1958 2094-2151
49 1958-1959 2152-2209
50 1959 2210-2265
51 1959-1960 2266-2323
52 1960-1961 2324-2469
53 1961 2470-2527
54 1961 2528-2537