Series 84091
Box Elder County (Utah). County Clerk Articles of incorporation record books

Dates: 1870-1961.

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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

These volumes record copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Box Elder County Clerk by newly organized corporations. The record books were kept as the official copy which was 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. The series ended in 1961 when registration of corporations was transferred to the State government and the Division of Corporations was created.


Alphabetical by book letter, thereunder chronological.

Research Note

Researchers should consult the index to find the correct page and book number where the desired articles of incorporation are recorded. Researchers should also be aware that contained on Volume A are mining claims which are probably related to the Willard Mining Company.

Related Records

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

Incorporation records index from Box Elder County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 14945, provides access to the Articles of Incorporation Record Books.

Incorporation case files from Box Elder County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 17890, contain case files for incorporations in Box Elder 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

Archivally processed by Kenneth R. Williams in 1995. Parts of the series were microfilmed in 1966 with more filming completed in 1992. The original volumes were destroyed following filming as they lacked distinctive intrinsic value. Volume A, which was filmed in 1966 by the Genealogical Society, was located in September 1996 and the series was updated by David Clark.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Volumes B-F contain alphabetical indexes,. Indexes: An alphabetical index for Volume A, Appendix A, is attached to the series inventory,.

Indexing Terms

  • New business enterprises—Utah—Box Elder County—Officials and employees.
  • Corporations—Utah—Box Elder County.
  • Incorporation—Utah—Box Elder County.
  • Businessmen—Utah.

Container List

1 a 1870-1882
2 b 1882-1905
3 c-d 1905-1933
4 d-e 1933-1955
5 f 1955-1961

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.