Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 6836

District Court (Third District) Territorial criminal case files

Dates: 1882-1896.

10.00 cubic feet and 16 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

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

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Case files act as documentation that tracks criminal cases as they proceed through the court system and subsequently become the official files in reference to individual cases. The records usually contain the following information: case number, defendants name, filing date, charges, names of witnesses, and court actions taken. These records may also contain information about the counsel for defendant, names of jurors, verdicts, statements of witnesses, and judgments. Some case files may include these documents: petitions to the court, transcripts, warrants of execution and confinement, warrants of death, notices of appeal, complaints, orders to show cause, court orders to the jury or defendant, and trial evidence. Documents such as warrants, subpoenas, and affidavits may also be included.

The vast majority of these cases involving polygamy and related charges have been removed at some time in the past and are no longer a part of this series. The National Archives, Denver Branch, has copies of these cases. The cases may have originated in any of the counties in the territory with the majority of the cases originating in the counties that made up the 3rd District: Salt Lake, Tooele, Summit, and Davis.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number

Related Records

Criminal case files from the District Court (Third District : Salt Lake County), Series 1471, contain the criminal case files filed in Salt Lake County after this series.

Grand jury minute books from the District Court (Third District), Series 1635, record indictments presented to the court for public offenses committed or triable within the Third Judicial District, initiating the criminal action documented by the case files

Territorial minute books from the District Court (Third District), Series 1649, record further information on criminal cases.

Criminal case docket book from the District Court (Third District), Series 3834, lists other facts about some of these cases.

Case files from the District Court (Third District), Series 9802, criminal cases were filed in series 9802 prior to 1882.

Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (Third District), Series 22664, record a chronological list of files in these cases.

Custody History

This series was maintained for the court by the Salt Lake County Clerk and periodic transfers to the Archives began in 1961.

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

Random cases are missing throughout the series with large gaps between case numbers 1385-1399.

Processing Note

In 1983 the court assigned a series retention of permanent, retain for 9 years before microfilming and destroying. This retention was modified in 1991 by the Clerk of the Court to: film the territorial records and not destroy. This series was microfilmed in June of 1994 and processed by Gregory Lepore and Kenneth R. Williams in March of 1994.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An index to surnames is available. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Post-conviction remedies--Utah.
  • Criminal justice, Administration of--Utah.
  • Utah--Actions and defenses--Cases.
  • Utah--Criminal courts.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 1882 1-5
1 1 2 1882 6-9
1 1 3 1882 10-12
1 1 4 1882 13-17
1 1 5 1883 18-25
1 1 6 1883 26-29
1 1 7 1883 30-33
1 1 8 1883 34-36
1 1 9 1883 37-40
1 1 10 1883 43-46
1 1 11 1883 47-49
1 1 12 1883 50
1 1 13 1883 51-53
1 1 14 1883 54-56
1 1 15 1883 57-59
1 1 16 1883 60-62
1 1 17 1883 63-65
1 1 18 1883 66-68
1 1 19 1883 69-71
1 1 20 1883 72-75
1 1 21 1883 76-77
2 1 22 1883 78-81
2 1 23 1884 83-86
2 1 24 1884 87-89
2 1 25 1884 90-93
2 1 26 1884 94-96
2 1 27 1884 97-99
2 1 28 1884 100-101
2 1 29 1884 104-106
2 1 30 1884 107-110
2 1 31 1884 111-113
2 1 32 1884 114-118
2 1 33 1884 119-128
2 1 34 1884 129-131
2 1 35 1884 132-134
2 1 36 1884 135-137
2 1 37 1884 138-139
2 1 38 1884 140-142
2 1 39 1884 143-145
16 None None 1896 146-285
2 2 1 1885 279-290
2 2 2 1885 291-296
2 2 3 1885 297-299
2 2 4 1886 300-305
2 2 5 1886 306-308
2 2 6 1886 319-320
2 2 7 1886 321-322
2 2 8 1886 323-325
2 2 9 1886 327-330
3 2 10 1886 331-333
3 2 11 1886 334-337
3 2 12 1886 338-341
3 2 13 1886 344-346
3 2 14 1886 347-349
3 2 15 1886 350-354
3 2 16 1886 355-357
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3 2 19 1886 367-368
3 2 20 1886 369-370
3 2 21 1886 371-373
3 2 22 1886 374-376
3 2 23 1886 377-379
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3 2 26 1887 386-388
3 2 27 1887 389-391
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4 3 2 1888 453
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4 3 12 1888 484-487
5 3 13 1888 489-491
5 3 14 1888 492-494
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5 3 30 1889 543
5 3 31 1889 545-547
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6 3 36 1889 568
6 3 37 1889 569
6 3 38 1889 570-571
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6 3 42 1889 585
6 3 43 1890 586-589
6 3 44 1890 590-596
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