Series 17579
Sanpete County (Utah). County Clerk Articles of incorporation record books

Dates: 1871-1875; 1886-1963

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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

This series contains copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Sanpete County Clerk by newly organized corporations. The registers were kept as the official copy available for public use. The actual 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.

Under current Utah law and the laws of the territorial legislature, individuals desiring to incorporate, were to file and record articles of incorporation with their respective county clerk. These agreements specified the nature and place of business, amount of stock to be issued, terms for officers, etc. The clerk in turn kept the articles in a separate case file, sent a copy to the Secretary of State for registration, issued a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books. The series officially ended in 1961 when the registration of companies was transferred to the state government, although a few documents were added to the record books in 1962 and 1963.



Related Records

Incorporation case files from Sanpete County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 4952, contain the complete incorporation case files of the county clerk.

Articles of incorporation alphabetical index from Sanpete County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 15846, provides access to this series.

Articles of incorporation record books from Sanpete County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains case files for Sanpete County companies inactive after 1974.

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 Records were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. This series was microfilmed by the Utah State Archives in September 1995 and was archivally processed by David Clark in April 1996. Additional record books were filmed in 1998 and the series was updated in 1999.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises—Utah—Sanpete County.
  • Corporations—Utah—Sanpete County.
  • Businessmen—Utah—Sanpete County.

Container List

1 Book J
2 Book 1
3 Book 2
3 Book 3
4 Book 4

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.