Series 17461
Bingham Canyon (Utah) City Attorney records

Dates: 1954-1971.

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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

This series appears to comprise the surviving portion of a City Attorney's Correspondence and Subject Files series. It includes complaints for violations of city ordinances (1954-1959), correspondence (1960-1971), and reference notes (undated). The series was created in order to document the activities of the Bingham Canyon City Attorney and to support the performance of his duties. The complaints show the names of the defendant and complainant, court in which filed, alleged crime (including ordinmance citation), and date of complaint. Correspondence in this series is primarily concerned with the gradual takeover of the land in Bingham Canyon by Kennecott Copper Corporation and related litigation. Reference notes include information gathered by the City Attorney on various points of the law, including notes which were likely collected by one of the city attornies for private practice.


The series is arranged alphabetically by subject (i.e., complaints, correspondence, and reference notes).

Related Records

Correspondence and subject files from Bingham Canyon (Utah), Series 4590, contains additional correspondence from the City Attorney's office.

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

Processed by Paul G. C. Smith in 1996.

Indexing Terms

  • City attorneys—Bingham Canyon (Utah).
  • Bingham Canyon (Utah)—Complaints (Criminal procedure).
  • Bingham Canyon (Utah)—Criminal justice, Administration of.

Container List

1 1954 - 1971

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