Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder Minutes
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
The city and town council minute books in this series were originally created as the official record of the Salt Lake City Council meetings. Between 1851 and 1898 handwritten entries were recorded by the Salt Lake City clerk in meetings that were held on a regular basis. Special meetings were scheduled as needed. After 1898 minutes appear in a printed format, with the date of each meeting appearing at the top of the page.
Entries in these minute books contain information about a wide variety of issues pertaining to the growth and development of Salt Lake City. Specific topics that appear frequently in this series include: budgeting and finance issues; taxation; city ordinances and resolutions; petitions; business and professional licensing procedures; sanitation and public health issues; property development in the city; police activities and public safety issues; and improvements in public service such water development and street repairs.
Chronological by date.
Ordinances from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder, Series 4900, contains enactments which govern and maintain the operation of the city for the peace, benefit, and regulation of the municipality. Each ordinance is discussed in open council meetings, and takes effect 20 days after being passed.
Brief Sketch of the History of Salt Lake City from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder, Series 4900, contains a bound, handwritten essay (27pp) by John Jacques, entitled "A Brief Sketch of the History of Salt Lake City" discussing the early history of Salt Lake City.
Letterbooks from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder, Series 4900, contains letter press copies of out going correspondence from the city recorder's office.
Land records from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder, Series 28225, contains land certificates and land transfer documents created by the Great Salt Lake City Recorder.
Minutes indexes from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder, Series 28225, contains an index to the minutes of the Salt Lake City Council and Commission from 1873 to 1888. Index includes name, category, and department.
Contracts and agreements from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder, Series 28225, contains an official record of agreement or method of action between the city and one or more parties which is enforceable by law, to acquire, or incur services, products, etc.
Books dated 1851 to 1957 were originally filmed by the Archives division of the Utah State Historical Society in 1958. Because of the poor quality of these microfilm copies, a complete refilming of these minute books (dated 1851 to 1981) was completed by the Utah State Archives in 2006. Original paper copies of these record books remain with the creating office.
This series is available on microfilm.
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.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in January 2014.
Indexes: Minute books A, B, C, and D are self-indexed. Reels 1 and 2 contain indexes for minute books E, F, G, I, J, K, L, M, and N. No indexes exist for the remaining minute books in this series.
|1||1867-1885||Index to Books E,F,G,I,J|
|2||1884-1892||Index to Books K,L,W,J,K,L,M,N|
|4||1865-1866||Book D Index|
|5||1891-1905||City and County Building Committee|
|92||1976 Jan-Jun||1976 Book (Part 1)|
|93||1976 Jul-Dec||1976 Book (Part 2)|
|94||1977 Jan-Jun||1977 Book (Part 1)|
|95||1977 Jul-Dec||1977 Book (Part 2)|
|96||1978 Jan-Jun||1978 Book (Part 1)|
|97||1978 Jul-Dec||1978 Book (Part 2)|
|98||1979 Jan-Jun||1979 Book (Part 1)|
|99||1979 Jul-Dec||1979 Book (Part 2)|
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