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Secretary of State - Corporate Filings


For modern corporate filings, contact the Division of Revenue in the Department of the Treasury (see link at bottom of page).


See also: Department of the Treasury - Taxation Records (including railroad and canal taxation)
Non-Governmental Records - Miscellaneous Business Records and Store Accounts
Non-Governmental Records - Railroad Company Records
Non-Governmental Records - Delaware and Raritan Canal
Non-Governmental Records - Morris Canal

Series:
Department of State
Division of Commercial Recording
Name-Change Judgments, 1876-1947
Control #:
SSTCM001
Format:
31 c.f. (62 boxes)
Arrangement:
Numbered roughly in date order
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of State
Division of Commercial Recording
Trademark Registrations, 1874-1947
Control #:
SSTCM002
Format:
24.75 c.f. (50 boxes)
Arrangement:
Numbered roughly in date order
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of State
Division of Commercial Recording
Corporation Files [sample], 1805-1974
Control #:
SSTCM003
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
Partly alphabetical
Notes:
Includes files for corporations of Thomas A. Edison.
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Transportation Corporation Files, ca. 1816-1950s
Control #:
SSTSE008
Format:
23.5 c.f. (47 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by company
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Trading Stamp Company Registrations, 1992-1996
Control #:
SSTSE055
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Registrations from 1968-1984 [2 c.f.] were previously destroyed under former retention schedule for this series.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Index to Papers relating to Turnpike Companies, ca. 1805-1904
Control #:
SSTSE062
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Insignia Registrations, 1933-1984
Control #:
SSTSE079
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Hotel Name Registrations, 1931-1983
Control #:
SSTSE080
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes)

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Process Books, 1900-1977
Control #:
SSTSE081
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Corporation Tax Proclamations, 1859 & 1893-1982
Control #:
SSTSE082
Format:
9 c.f. (9 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
The series includes only one proclamation from 1859 and none for the years 1860-1892.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Rapid Transit Reports [Attachments to Certification of State Highway Commissioner], 1954-1961
Control #:
SSTSE083
Format:
1.25 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Items are numbered

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Fire Insurance Policies for Property Held as Security, 1915-1926
Control #:
SSTSE085
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By policy holder's name

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Registers of Foreign Corporations, 1894-1964
Control #:
SSTSE086
Format:
4.5 c.f. (9 vols.)
Arrangement:
Alpha. by initial letter, then chrono.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Indexes to Corporate Filings, 1842-1918
Control #:
SSTSE087
Format:
8.5 c.f. (15 vols.)
Arrangement:
Semi-alphabetical, then chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Registers of Certificates of Corporations, 1863-1905
Control #:
SSTSE088
Format:
6.5 c.f. (13 vols.)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological by filing date

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Registers of Annual Reports of Corporations, 1877-1904
Control #:
SSTSE089
Format:
3 c.f. (6 vols.)
Notes:
Called first "Registers of Corporations"; then "Directors and Officers of Corporations"; and finally "Reports of Corporations".

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Railroad Corporation Registers, 1826-1970
Control #:
SSTSE090
Format:
4 c.f. (8 vols.)
Arrangement:
Alpha. by initial letter, then chrono.
Notes:
Original copies of the filings transcribed in this series are found in the series Secretary of State/ Transportation Corporation Files.
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Conditional Sales Books, 1919-1954
Control #:
SSTSE091
Format:
2 c.f. (4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological by filing date

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Annual Reports of Canal and Railroad Companies, 1854-1866 [with gaps]
Control #:
SSTSE101
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Later reports were produced by the Comproller's Office in the Department of the Treasury. Missing 1858, 1861-63.


Related records:


Series:
Department of the Treasury
Comptroller's Office
Annual Reports of Canal and Railroad Companies, 1872-1915
Control #:
STSCT006
Format:
4.25 c.f. (9 boxes)
Notes:
Earlier reports were produced by the Secretary of State's Office Missing 1873, 1882 & 1895.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 133.6 c.f. of paper records ~



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This page last updated 03/20/2012