Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Salt Lake City (Utah). Justice's Court

27872--Court appraised historically significant case files
4629--Criminal court day books

AGENCY: Salt Lake City (Utah). Justice's Court

SERIES: 27872
TITLE: Court appraised historically significant case files
DATES: ca. 2000-
ARRANGEMENT: chronological

DESCRIPTION: Records in this series are case files which the justice court has determined have historical significance. The criteria and authority of the court is outlined in the Utah Code of Judicial Administration 4-203. In deciding whether to designate a case as historically significant, the court may consider any relevant factor, including whether the case has been frequently cited, presented a rare legal issue or controversy, caused a change in law or policy, had long term or wide spread legal significance, affected a large portion of the community, was well-known in the community, was generally viewed in the community as important, involved a well-known person, or was the subject of a well-known book or film. Such cases are transferred to the State Archives for permanent retention.

RETENTION

Retain until administrative need ends

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office until administrative need ends and then transfer to State Archives with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

Utah courts have the authority to designate case files as historically significant and transfer them to the State Archives for permanent retention as outlined in the Utah Code of Judicial Administration 4-203, paragraphs (2) and (4). Paragraph (2) states that any person may file with the court of origin to designate a case as historically significant and the motion "shall be decided by the Presiding Judge". Paragraph (4) outlines the duties of the clerk of the court if a case is designated as historically significant by the Presiding Judge.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Salt Lake City (Utah). Justice's Court

SERIES: 4629
TITLE: Criminal court day books
DATES: 1890-1897
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date.

DESCRIPTION: Recorded information includes: date, name of defendant, plea (guilty or not guilty), amount of fine, and whether cash or labor. Cases may also include names of witnesses, date of continuance, sentence, whether case dismissed.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

Disposition based on documentation about individuals, legal procedure, court history and functions. Book(s) serve as a historically useful record for documenting the operation of the court and its ability to fulfill obligations to the public.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public