Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Iron County (Utah). County Clerk

83748--Articles of incorporation record books
83749--Marriage licenses
83750--Marriage license applications
18924--Election register
23481--Marriage license record books

AGENCY: Iron County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 83748
TITLE: Articles of incorporation record books
DATES: 1870-1948
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date filed.
TOTAL VOLUME: 8.00 reels.

DESCRIPTION: These volumes record copies of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Iron County Clerk by newly organized corporations. The registers were kept as the official copy which was 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 a certificate of incorporation and recorded the final articles of incorporation in these record books. The series ended in 1961 when registration of corporations was transferred to the State government and the Division of Corporations was created.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

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

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

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

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: Iron County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 83749
TITLE: Marriage licenses
DATES: 1887-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological.

DESCRIPTION: This series contains copies of the marriage licenses granted in Iron County. The information includes names, addresses, and ages of bride and groom; date and number of license; date of marriage; title and signature of person performing the ceremony; and 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: Iron County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 83750
TITLE: Marriage license applications
DATES: 1916-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological, thereunder numerical by application number.

DESCRIPTION: The county clerk registers each couple through an 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 birth; occupation of applicants; names, birthplaces, and nationalities of fathers; maiden names, birthplaces, and nationalities of others; statements that applicants are free from venereal disease or chronic epilepsy (until February 19, 1964 when the form was altered, not requiring this information); 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 permanently.

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

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

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL


AGENCY: Iron County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 18924
TITLE: Election register
DATES: 1891
ARRANGEMENT: none

DESCRIPTION: Booklet containing an alphabetized list of registered voters in Kanarra Precinct, Iron County, file June 30, 1891 by the county clerk. The initial pages also contain letters and poetry by the registration officer and others.

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

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Iron County (Utah). County Clerk

SERIES: 23481
TITLE: Marriage license record books
DATES: 1888-1938
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: The county clerk copied the couple's marriage license in to register books. Information includes bride and groom's names and signatures, the official performing the ceremony, witnesses, and date.

RETENTION

Retain permanently

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Records Center permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 14, Item 25.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public