Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 6154

Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder Military discharges

Dates: 1944-1952.

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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

Since 1923, Utah Code has provided that upon presentation, the county recorder shall record honorable discharges from the military, naval or marine service of the United States, and any orders, citations, and decorations of honor relating to a person while in the military service of the United States. County recorders' copies are considered evidence with the same effect as the original. (Utah Code, 17-21-14, 2000). Military discharges contain a wide range of personal information, as well as military service and discharge information. Most veterans brought their papers to be recorded soon after discharge. However, in some cases, years elapsed between the actual discharge and the date of recording. This is particularly true for World War I veterans whose discharges are prominent in this series during the 1950s.

Arrangement

According to branch of service, thereunder chronological.

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

This series was microfilmed (agency and date unknown), and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Indexing Terms

  • World War, 1914-1918--Box Elder County (Utah)--Veterans.
  • World War, 1939-1945--Box Elder County (Utah)--Veterans.
  • Military discharge--Utah--Box Elder County.
  • Soldiers--Utah--Box Elder County.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1944-1945; Book 1, pages 1-127
2 1945-1952; Book 1, pages 128-584
2 1945-1952; Book 2
2 1945-1952; Book 3, pages 1-159
3 1946-1952; Book 3, pages 160-648
3 1946-1952; Book 4