Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 6545

District Court (Third District) Civil case trial calendars

Dates: 1871, 1879-1892.

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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 court calendars provide a list of cases to determine their orderly disposition and trial. Each entry gives the docket number, names of parties involved, the attorneys for each party, the file (case) number, and space called "minutes" for the judge's notes. These penciled notes are extremely brief, for example: "withdrawn," "dismissed," "date set for --," "settled," "continued," " judgments against --," etc. Entries are arranged by docket number for first the fall term and then, starting again with number one, for the winter term. Most are for cases of law or equity.

Arrangement

Chronological by term, thereunder numerical by docket number. Docket numbers begin at number one with each new term.

Related Records

Case files from the District Court (Third District), Series 9802, contain case files cited in these calendars.

Custody History

Trial calendars were maintained by the court clerk appointed by the district court judge. At statehood, the county clerk was designated ex-officio court clerk. The calendars remained in the custody of the county/district court clerk until their transfer to the Utah State Archives.

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

The 1879 court calendar was recorded beginning on page 200 of an unrelated bankruptcy register, series 3223; it was filmed separately. That volume was archivally processed by A.C. Cone, 1990. Additional volumes were located and accessioned in 1992, and the series inventory updated in 1996. Hard copy was destroyed following filming in 1999.

Finding Aids

Indexes: There is an alphabetical name index at the beginning of the volume, covering from 1871 thru 1871.

Indexing Terms

  • Court administration—Utah—1879.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1871
2 1879
3 1880-1882
4 1883-1887
5 1887-1890
6 1890-1892