Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24550

District Court (Second District) Civil registers of actions

Dates: 1880-1897.

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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

Civil cases document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with civil proceedings for the determination of a controversy between parties wherein rights are enforced or protected, or wrongs are prevented or redressed. Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil action are filed together by the court clerk and collectively these documents constitute the case file. As records or actions are filed, the clerk enters them in the registers along with the filing date. A register of actions may contain the following entries for each civil case: name of the attorney for plaintiff and defendant, name of the judge presiding over the case, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, assignment of judges, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, requests by the attorneys for instructions to the jury, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers, and disclaimers. The last volume in this series was used briefly by Beaver County into the statehood era, at which time it was transferred to the Fifth District Court. This volume contains cases numbered 3 through 51

Arrangement

Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Second District), Series 24293, contains the civil case files indexed by this series spanning 1883 through 1895.

Civil case index from the District Court (Second District), Series 24552, provides case number and register of actions page for civil cases heard in the territorial Second District Court between 1892 and 1896.

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

The location of volumes prior to 1888 is unknown.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in May 2008 as part of a NHPRC grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Book one contains an index while book two includes an emolument account for 1894 through 1895,.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1888 - 1893
2 2 1893 - 1897