District Court (First District) Articles of incorporation record books
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
These volumes record copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the First District Court by newly organized corporations. The record books were kept as the official copy available for public use. The articles of incorporation record the following: names of incorporators and their places of residence, length of the corporation's duration, 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 a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books.
It is unclear why these incorporations were filed with the District Court, since the law required the corporation to be filed with the Clerk of the County Court or with the County Clerk.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Incorporation Record Books were first scheduled as permanent records in 1978. The record books was microfilmed in February 1968. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in July 1996.
- New business enterprises—Utah.
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.