Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 17421

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

Dates: 1891-1961.

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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 Piute 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. Reel #1 contains Commissioned Notary Publics from December 1903 to April 1948.

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 certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books. The series ended in 1961 when the Division of Corporations was created.

Arrangement

Chronological

Research Note

There is no apparent reason why the dates of the three reels overlap. The reels contain Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, and other documents relating to domestic and foreign companies. Researchers should consult all reels to ensure finding all related information.

Related Records

Incorporation case files from Piute County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 3761, contain copies of the articles found within this series and references the case files.

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

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

Archivally processed by David Clark in December 1995 and January 1996. The series was microfilmed by the Utah State Archives on November 24, 1982 and December 31, 1982.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Reels 2 and 3 contain alphabetical indexes.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises--Utah--Piute County--Officials and employees.
  • Corporations--Utah--Piute County.
  • Incorporation--Utah--Piute County.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1891-1937; A-Z
1 1946-1948; A-Z
2 1906-1952; A-Z
3 1891-1961; A-Z