Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 3688

District Court (First District : Box Elder County) Minute books

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Dates: 1896-1980.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

Minute books contain court actions from the criminal, civil, and probate divisions and document the daily proceedings of the court. However, minute book entries are not transcripts of court cases. Business matters include court site and officers present, jury selection, judicial appointments, expense claims, as well as entries noting the day's proceedings on various cases. A typical case will span multiple dates and will include an indictment or indication of the filed complaint, procedural issues, presentation of the case, witnesses' names, the verdict, and precise sentencing or settlement.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 11795, contains civil case files cited in these minute books.

Probate case files from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 11796, contains civil case files cited in these minute books.

Criminal case files from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 11797, contains criminal case files cited in these minute books.

Naturalization records from the District Court (First District : Box Elder County), Series 82957, contain summaries of the naturalization hearings noted in these records.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Utah law, enacted in 1941, sealed all adoption records with the exception that they can be released upon a court order expressly permitting inspection (Laws of Utah, 1941, chapter 17, 14-1-15). This restriction has subsequently been amended (1999) to allow public access one hundred years after the date of final decree or access as provided for in a mutual consent registry (Utah Code 78-30-15, 18). The probate division's jurisdiction over adoptions preceded the enactment of these laws and therefore many adoption records were cited in record books kept by the court. Utah State Archives staff supervises access to this series in order to provide access to probate records, but not to adoption records.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

The container list was drafted by Allen Clark in 2008. Processing was completed by Jim Kichas in April 2010.

Indexing Terms

  • Court records--Utah--Box Elder County

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1896-1905
1 2 1896-1905
2 3 1905-1909
2 4 1905-1909
3 5 1909-1914
3 6 1909-1914
4 7 1914-1917
4 8 1914-1917
5 9 1917-1920
5 10 1917-1920
6 11 1920-1922
7 12 1922-1925
7 13 1922-1925
8 13 1925-1929
8 14 1925-1929
8 15 1925-1929
9 15 1929-1933
9 16 1929-1933
10 17 1933-1937
10 18 1933-1937
11 18 1937-1942
11 19 1937-1942
11 20 1937-1942
12 21 1942-1945
13 22 1948-1954
13 23 1948-1954
14 23 1954-1960
14 24 1954-1960
14 25 1954-1960
15 25 1960-1964
15 26 1960-1964
16 27 1965-1970
16 28 1965-1970
17 28 1965-1970
17 29 1970-1972
17 30 1970-1972
18 30 1972-1973
18 31 1972-1973
19 32 1974
20 33 1975
21 34 1975-1976
22 34 1975-1976
22 35 1976-1978
23 35 1976-1978
23 36 1978-1979
24 36 1978-1979
24 37 1978-1979
25 38 1979-1980