Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 83770

Beaver County (Utah). County Clerk Incorporation case files

Dates: 1874-1963

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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 Beaver 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 state became solely responsible for registering corporations, although a few documents were added to the case files in 1962 and 1963.

Arrangement

Numerical by case file number, thereunder chronological by date filed

Research Note

Researchers should be aware that the companies may 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, contain current Incorporations in Beaver County.

Record books from Beaver County (Utah). Probate Court, Series 14893, contain records of corporations incorporated in Beaver County after 1897.

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 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 March 1996. After microfilming was completed, the original case files were destroyed. The case files were filmed in March 2000 and the series updated by David Clark.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index to the corporation name and case number is available, covering from 1874 thru 1963.

Indexing Terms

  • Articles of incorporation—Beaver County (Utah).
  • Beaver County (Utah)—Industries.
  • Beaver County (Utah)—Corporations.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1-59
2 60-123
3 124-173
4 174-240
5 241-250