Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 3764

Rich County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1870-1961.

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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 Rich 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 officially ended in 1961 when the state became solely responsible for registering corporations.

Arrangement

Arranged by case file number, thereunder by date filed

Research Note

Researchers should be aware that some of the companies have multiple files under different case file numbers.

Related Records

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

Incorporation Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. Permission to microfilm and destroy was granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in February 1996. Microfilming was completed in February 2000 and the series updated by David Clark. After microfilming was completed, the original case files were destroyed.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index is available for reference use. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Incorporation--Utah--Rich County.

Container List

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1 1-57
2 58-104