Series 17574
Clerk of the Probate Court Incorporation case files

Dates: 1884-1895.

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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. Some files 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 Iron 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.



Related Records

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

Incorporation case files from Clerk of the Probate Court, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Iron County.

Articles of incorporation record books from Iron County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 83748, contain Articles of Incorporation for Iron 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. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in April 1996.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An index, Appendix A, is attached to the series inventory and is available for reference use,.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises—Utah—Iron County.
  • Corporations—Utah—Iron County.
  • Incorporation—Utah—Iron County.
  • Businessmen—Utah.

Container List

1 1884-1895

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