Series 17852
Emery County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1886-1961.

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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 Emery 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 registration of corporations was transferred to the State government and the Division of Corporations was created. Even though the series officially ended in 1961, several case files were added to the series up through 1978


Numerical by case number

Research Note

Reseachers should consult series 17840 to ensure finding all related material 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, contain current incorporations in Emery County.

Articles of incorporation record books from Emery County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17823, contain the articles of incorporation for companies in Emery County.

Articles of incorporation alphabetical index from Emery County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17840, provides access to the incorporation case files.

Incorporation case files from Emery County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Emery 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. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in December 1996. The case files were filmed in August 1996 and the original case files were returned to the Emery County Clerk.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Series 17840, Articles of Incorporation Alphabetical Index, provides access to this series.

Indexing Terms

  • Incorporation—Utah—Emery County.
  • Industrial management—Utah—Emery County.

Container List

1 1-25
2 26-77
3 78-116
4 117-178
5 179-245

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.