Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 25937

Supreme Court Registers of actions

Dates: 1861-1985.

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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

This record series contains the registers of action created as cases were heard by the Supreme Court. As documents pertaining to a particular civil, criminal or probate action were filed together or actions were filed, the Supreme Court clerk entered them in the registers which comprise this series.

A register of action entry may contain the following pieces of information for each case: name of the attorney for the plaintiff and defendant, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers, disclaimers, bonds, and inventories.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

Case files from the Supreme Court, Series 1470, can be used to access certain case files referred to by the entries in this series.

Utah Reporter from the Supreme Court, Series 1481, contains the officially published opinions of the court.

Minute book indexes from the Supreme Court, Series 25936, can be used to obtain information on cases heard before the Utah Supreme Court.

Registers of actions indexes from the Supreme Court, Series 25938, contains the indexes that can be used to access specific entries in this series.

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 record book covering the case files range 615 to 1255 is not present.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas in October 2005. The record books have been kept because of their intrinsic value, determined based on their status as a portion of the relatively few surviving historic records from the Utah Supreme Court.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The first two books in this series are self-indexed. There are separate index books for books 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. There are no known indexes for volumes 12 to 34,.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
1 N/A 1861-1869 (Cases are unnumbered)
1 N/A 1876-1884 (Cases are unnumbered)
1 N/A Cases 1 to 614 (1889-1896)
2 4 Cases 1256 to 1895 (1900-1907)
3 5 Cases 1896 to 2535 (1907-1913)
3 6 Cases 2536 to 3157 (1913-1917)
4 7 Cases 3158 to 3787 (1917-1922)
4 8 Cases 3788 to 4413 (1922-1926)
5 9 Cases 4414 to 5053 (1926-1930)
5 10 Cases 5054 to 5677 (1930-1935)
6 11 Cases 5678 to 6317 (1935-1940)
6 12 Cases 6318 to 6957 (1940-1946)
7 13 Cases 6958 to 7597 (1946-1950)
7 14 Cases 7598 to 8237 (1950-1954)
8 15 Cases 8238 to 8875 (1954-1958)
8 16 Cases 8876 to 9515 (1958-1961)
9 17 Cases 9516 to 10155 (1961-1964)
9 18 Cases 10156 to 10795 (1964-1966)
10 19 Cases 10796 to 11435 (1966-1968)
10 20 Cases 11436 to 12075 (1968-1970)
11 21 Cases 12076 to 12715 (1970-1971)
11 22 Cases 12716 to 13355 (1971-1973)
12 23 Cases 13356 to 13995 (1973-1975)
12 24 Cases 13996 to 14635 (1975-1976)
13 25 Cases 14636 to 15275 (1976-1977)
13 26 Cases 15276 to 15915 (1977-1978)
14 27 Cases 15916 to 16555 (1978-1979)
14 28 Cases 16556 to 17195 (1979-1980)
15 29 Cases 17196 to 17835 (1980-1981)
15 30 Cases 17836 to 18474 (1981-1982)
16 31 Cases 18475 to 19116 (1982-1983)
16 32 Cases 19117 to 19756 (1983-1984)
17 33 Cases 19757 to 20396 (1984-1985)
17 34 Cases 20397 to 20999 (1984-1985)