Uintah County Juvenile Court records

Uintah County Juvenile Court records

Dates: 1915-1950

The Uintah County Juvenile Court papers include the following: 1. Court notification papers signed by Judge Earl Thompson, 1917-1918. 2. Monthly Reports of All Cases Handled by the Juvenile Court of Uintah County, 1919 3. Papers certifying outcomes of trials to be true, signed by Judge J. N. Davis, 1916 4. Complaint slips showing names of delinquents and their families 5. Letters written to Earl Thompson from accused juveniles and their parents; a letter requesting larger desks for pupils, 1917. 6. County Treasurer’s Office Checks or Receipts, 1916-1917 7. Attendance records (written in pencil on the back of a blank School Board form 8. Letter to Juvenile Officer about “petty thievery” at a Post Office, 1919 9. Photographs of a Branch President, teachers and students, circa 1950. The cases deal with truancy, tobacco use before the age of 21, bothering other pupils, disobedience in school, pupils being taken out of school to work on farms and ranches, stealing money from post offices and stealing mail.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Utah. Juvenile Court (Uintah County)
  • Call Number: MSS 4085
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Uintah County Juvenile Court records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4085; Uintah County Juvenile Court records; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MS 4085, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Irvin Haws.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Irvin Haws.
Subject Terms
Civil Procedure and Courts; Juvenile delinquency--Utah--History; Politics, Government, and Law; School attendance--Utah; Utah--Juvenile courts; Vernal (Utah)--Education--History
Genre / Form
Affidavits; Financial records; Letters; School records
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 27 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Uintah County Juvenile Court records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:42-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

In 1861 LDS church presidet Brigham Young sent a small party to explore Uintah County for settlement. It wasn't chosen for settlement at this time, and later became a gathering place for American Indian settlements. Eventually the area began to attract farmers and became a county, with the town of Vernal as its county seat.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts