Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 3745

Duchesne County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1906-1961.

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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

Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation's duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within Duchesne County and serve as evidence of"due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2]." Articles of incorporation constitute a contract between the state and corporation, between corporation and stockholders, and between the stockholders and state. The 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 of kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business. The series ended in 1961 when the Division of Corporations was created.

Arrangement

Numerical by case file number, thereunder chronological by date filed.

Related Records

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

Incorporation case files numerical index from Duchesne County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 15110, contains an index to this series.

Incorporation case files from Duchesne County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations in Duchesne 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

Nine case file numbers were never assigned and were skipped.

Processing Note

Incorporation Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. Permission to microfilm and destroy those records produced after 1896 was granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in January 1996. Microfilming of the records was completed in November 1997 and the records were destroyed.

Finding Aids

Indexes: A numerical index, Series #15110, is available for reference use.

Indexing Terms

  • Incorporation—Utah—Duchesne County.
  • Businessmen—Utah.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1-15A
2 16-33
3 34-101
4 103-160
5 161-232
6 233-256