Series 4031
District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County) Criminal case files

Dates: 1896-

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

Scope and Content

Criminal case files document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with a criminal proceeding. Criminal case files usually contain information such as the case number, and the names of the defendants, counsel, jurors, and witnesses. The case file may include complaints, indictments, subpoenas, verdicts, warrants of arrest, execution or confinement, warrant returns, affidavits, orders, judgments, appeal notices. Records and documents pertaining to a particular action are filed together by the court clerk, and collectively these records constitute the case file. Files rarely include transcripts of testimony.

First, second, and third degree felony cases are the predominant type of action within this series (a major crime for which the maximum imprisonment is more than one year in a state correctional institution). This series also contains misdemeanor cases which are punishable by a county jail term of up to one year and/or a fine. Juvenile cases tried prior to 1907 can also be found in this series. In 1907, a separate statewide juvenile court was established allowing juvenile court jurisdiction in all matters involving children 18 years of age and younger, including parents and guardians of juvenile delinquents.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Research Note

Original Butch Cassidy records in the vault; copies are available online as part of the Crime in Utah Collection and on microfiche.

Related Records

Criminal registers of actions from the District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County), Series 21842, record the date any action was taken on a case and provide a case file number to facilitate accessing case files.

Custody History

Case files were sent from the court to the Utah State Archives in 2014.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in January 2015.

Indexing Terms

  • Civil Procedure and Courts

Container List

REEL DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1896-1901 1-40
2 1901-1904 40-82
3 1904-1908 83-128
4 1908-1911 128-172
5 1911-1912 172-202
6 1912-1913 202-254
7 1913-1914 255-297
8 1914-1918 298-348
9 1919-1920 348-394
10 1920 394-437
11 1920-1921 437-467
12 1921 467-491
13 1921-1923 491-524
14 1923 524-544
15 1923 544-599
16 1923-1924 599-640
17 1924-1926 641-679
18 1927 679-714
19 1927 714-776
20 1928-1929 776-803
21 1930 803-865
22 1931-1935 865-935
23 1931-1935 935-982
24 1935-1938 982-1038
25 1938-1942 1038-1110
26 1942-1944 1110-1171
27 1944-1946 1171-1240
28 1946-1948 1240-1304
29 1948 1304-1360
30 1948-1950 1360-1418
31 1951 1419-1472
32 1952-1959 1472-1525
33 1952-1959 1525-1600
34 1960 1601-1669
35 1960-1962 1669-1716
36 1962-1966 1716-1773
37 1966-1969 1774-1857
BOX DESCRIPTION
Vault Grand jury indictment of Joseph Walker, Butch Cassady, and C.L. Maxwell

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