Series 29794
District Court (Utah) (Third District : Salt Lake County) Judge Joseph G. Jeppson scrapbooks

Dates: 1940-1977.

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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 two scrapbooks created by Judge Joseph Gaddis Jeppson (1904-1995) to document his life and career. The scrapbooks were created by pasting items into two published law books, covering over the original text. The scrapbooks are made up primarily of newspaper clippings, but also include such items as political campaign literature, sample election ballots, meeting programs, letters, and one photographic print. The majority of the materials in the scrapbooks relates to Jeppson's career as a judge, including cases he heard and his reelection campaigns. There are also materials relating to his involvement in various organizations, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Boys Scouts of America, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, the Kiwanis Club, and the Utah Amateur Movie Club.

Jeppson was appointed to served as a city court judge in Salt Lake City in 1940 and appointed to the bench in the 3rd Judicial District Court in 1946, where he served into the 1970s. During his tenure he presided over a wide variety of cases involving charges of traffic violations to murder.


Generally chronological.

Custody History

The two books in this series were brought to the State Archives by Joseph G. Jeppson's daughter, Mary Alice Jeppson Clark, in June 2019. The Archives microfilmed the books and returned them to Ms. Clark.

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

The digital copies of the scrapbooks were archivally processed by Alan B. Barnett in August 2019.

Container List

1 1940-1947; Scrapbook (Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure)
1 1947 Feb; Photograph of Richard Wirthlin, Kenneth Smith, Joseph H. Jeppson, and Joseph G. Jeppson in Boy Scout uniforms.
1 1948-1977; Scrapbook (Corpus Juris-Cyc Service)

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