Series 84076
Wayne County (Utah). County Clerk Articles of incorporation record books

Dates: 1892-1945

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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 records copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Wayne 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 issued certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books.


Chronological by date filed

Research Note

Researchers should be aware that the record book is filmed in reverse order and should begin their research at the end of the reel.

Related Records

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

Articles of incorporation record books from Wayne County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 18179, contains closed incorporations filed in Wayne 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 Records were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. This series was archivally processed by David Clark in April 1996.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises--Utah--Wayne County--Officials and employees.
  • Corporations--Utah--Wayne County.
  • Incorporation--Utah--Wayne County.
  • Businessmen--Utah.

Container List

1 1892-1945

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