Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 11801

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

Dates: 1882-1961.

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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

These volumes record copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Davis 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 a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books. This series ended in 1961 when the registration of corporations was transferred to the State government and the Division of Corporations was created.

Arrangement

Chronological by date filed

Research Note

References to related documents follow the Articles of Incorporation in the record books.

Related Records

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

Articles of incorporation alphabetical index from Davis County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17568, contains an alphabetical index for this series.

Articles of incorporation numerical index from Davis County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17569, contains a numerical index for this series.

Articles of incorporation record books from Davis County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Davis 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

Several documents are missing throughout the series.

Processing Note

Incorporation Records were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. This series was microfilmed by the Utah State Archives in August 1994. At the time of filming, Bound Book B was missing, but the book was replaced by case files (documents). This series was archivally processed by David Clark in April 1996.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An alphabetical index, Series #17568, and a numerical index, Series #17569 are available for reference use,.

Indexing Terms

  • Incorporation—Utah—Davis County.
  • Corporations,Foreign—Utah—Davis County.
  • New business enterprises—Utah—Davis County.
  • Corporations—Utah—Davis County.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 book a 1882-1891
1 book b (case files) 1891-1907
1 book c 1907-1915
2 book c 1907-1915
2 book d 1915-1943
3 book e 1943-1954
3 book f 1954-1959
4 book f 1954-1959
4 book g 1959-1961
5 book b 1891-1907