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Deseret Bank records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3686

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the ledgers, records, history, and photographs created by the Deseret Bancorporation located in Utah County, Utah, from 1871 to 1990. The Bank of Pleasant Grove, State Bank of Lehi, Mountain View Bank, and Geneva State Bank were under the holding name of Deseret Bancorporation, and all contributed to this collection. It includes a full history of the Bank of Pleasant Grove, the financial records, ledgers, correspondence, and stock certificates, and photographs of remodeling, construction, and bank employees.


  • 1871-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Deseret Bank records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

Deseret Bancorporation became a holding company in Utah County, Utah, in 1977, and later became Deseret Bank on May 1, 1982.

The Bank of Pleasant Grove, State Bank of Lehi, and Mountain View Bank formed a holding company called Deseret Bancorporation, which was completed in 1977. Deseret Bancorporation opened another bank named Geneva State Bank. These four banks later became branches of Deseret Bank on May 1, 1982. Deseret Bank was then the largest independent bank in Utah County. In 1990, Deseret Bank merged into First Security System.


15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

2 ledgers (1 linear ft.)

11 cartons (11 linear ft.)

11 oversize boxes (9.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into three series: 1. Deseret Bank photographs, circa 1953-1981. 2. Deseret Bank financial records, 1871-1990. 3. The history of the bank of Pleasant Grove and Deseret Bank, 1911-1990.

Custodial History

Donated by Deseret Bancorporation in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Deseret Bancorporation; 1990.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; John M. Murphy, curator for 20th and 21st Century Western & Mormon Americana, and Amanda C. Clark, student processor; 2006.

Register of Deseret Bank records
Andrea Wyss
2011 June 8
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States