Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 5297

Weber County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1871-1961.

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

Scope and Content

Incorporation case files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to foreign and domestic 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 Weber County and serve as evidence of "due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2]."

Articles of incorporation constitute a contract between the state and the corporation, between corporation and stockholders, and between 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 and kind of corporate officers, and the number of directors necessary to transact corporate business. This series ended in 1961 when registration of corporations was transferred to the State government and the Division of Corporations was created.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number, thereunder by date filed.

Research Note

Due to the location of multiple filing offices (i.e., County Clerk, Secretary of State and foreign locations), lost documents, and numerous additions to the case files (i.e., oaths of office, amendments, reinstatements, dissolutions), over time the chronological filing date of the series has become inconsistent. The number sequence of the case files, however, has been maintained. Series access is best achieved through the numerical index with date ranges used only as an approximate location tool.

Related Records

Articles of incorporation record books from Weber County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 5079, record a handwritten copy of the articles found within this series.

Incorporation index from Weber County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 5098, provides case number access to this series.

Building and loan association incorporation certificate record book from the Territorial Secretary, Series 6218, contain the ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION for companies in this series from Salt Lake, Cache, and Weber counties respectively.

Incorporation case files from the Department of Commerce. Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, Series 7184, current incorporations in Weber County are filed in this series.

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

Custody History

This series was created by the Weber County Clerk and maintained by the County Clerk until July 1962 when the entire series was transferred to the Utah State Archives [RDR 1962-46].

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

Case numbers 1490-1512 are missing.

Processing Note

The case files from 1871 through 1909 were flattened, filed in acid free folders, and stored in acid free boxes for permanent storage. Incorporation Case Files were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978 with permission to microfilm and destroy those records produced after 1909 granted by the State Archivist, Jeff Johnson, January 3, 1995. The entire series was archivally processed by Kenneth R. Williams and Val E. Wilson in February 1995. The series inventory was updated in July 1997 by David Clark.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Case number access to this series is provided by Series 5098, INCORPORATIONS NUMERICAL INDEX.

Indexing Terms

  • Incorporation--Utah--Weber County.
  • Trade regulation--Utah--Weber County.

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1 1-17
2 1 18-35
3 1 36-46
3 2 47-62
4 2 63-87
4 3 88
5 3 88-113
6 3 113-125
6 4 126-136
7 4 137-164
8 5 165
9 5 165-169
10 5 169-189
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16 8 303-307
16 9 308-315
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