Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Wayne County (Utah). County Clerk

84075--Marriage license record books
84076--Articles of incorporation record books
84078--Marriage license applications
17861--Incorporation case files

AGENCY: Wayne County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 84075
TITLE: Marriage license record books
DATES: 1892-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: This series contains copies of the marriage licenses granted in Wayne County entered on pre-printed forms. The information includes names, addresses, and ages of bride and groom; date and number of license; date of marriage; title and copy of signature of person performing the ceremony; and copies of signatures of bride, groom, witnesses, and county clerk.

RETENTION

Retain permanent

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Records Center permanently.

APPRAISAL


AGENCY: Wayne County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 84076
TITLE: Articles of incorporation record books
DATES: 1892-1945
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date filed
TOTAL VOLUME: 1.00 reel.

DESCRIPTION: This series records copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Wayne County Clerk by newly organized corporations. The registers were kept as the official copy 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.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

Because of the importance of incorporation information, which documents the organization and existence of companies, the county clerk is required by law [UCA sections 3 and 16] to maintain incorporation case files and record books (and likewise their corresponding indexes).

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Wayne County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 84078
TITLE: Marriage license applications
DATES: 1933-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological, thereunder numerical by application number

DESCRIPTION: The county clerk registers each couple through and application process to prove their identity and record other information which permits the couple to receive their license to be legally married. The information includes: application number; names and addresses of couple; color or race; marital status; places and dates of birht; occupation of applicants; names, birhtplaces, and nationalities of fathers; maiden names, birthplaces, and nationalities of mothers; statements that applicants are free from venereal disease or chronic epilepsy; maiden name of female (if previously married); signatures of applicants; consent of parent or guardian if either applicant is a minor; signatures of witnesses and county clerk; and date application was filed.

RETENTION

Retain permanent

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Records Center permanently.

APPRAISAL


AGENCY: Wayne County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 17861
TITLE: Incorporation case files
DATES: 1953-1961
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation's duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate and serve as evidence of "due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2]." This series ended in 1961 when registration of corporations was transferred from the county clerks to state government, and the Utah Division of Corporations was created.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in State Archives until microfilmed and then destroy provided microfilm has passed inspection.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical Legal

Because of the importance of incorporation information, which documents the organization and existence of companies, the county clerk is required by law [UCA sections 3 and 16] to maintain incorporation case files and record books (and likewise their corresponding indexes).

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public