Series 30049
Willard (Utah) Treasurer's account book

Dates: 1887-1911.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains a single book used by the city treasurer to track city finances. It includes entries for receipts and disbursements with a brief description of each transaction. Receipts came in a variety of forms, such as rental of city buildings or property, licensing fees, sale of city bonds, fines, and taxes. Disbursements show up in payments for such expenses as supplies and labor on public works, legal fees, office supplies, and salaries for city staff. The book also includes a list of taxes owed by individuals for 1893 and 1894.

At some point the book served a secondary purpose as part of a historical exhibit in the city building. City staff cut blank (or nearly blank) pages from the book, photocopied historical ordinances from another record onto the blank pages, and attached those pages over existing pages in the book, using contact paper and cellophane tape. The book was on display, opened to the photocopied pages. When the book came to the State Archives those photocopied pages were removed and placed back in their original position in the book.


Generally chronological by transaction date.

Custody History

Willard City transferred the book in this series to the State Archives in May 2019.

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

This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in December 2020.

Container List

1 Account book

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