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|Record Creator:||Licensing, Department of|
This index represents registers of and applications for licenses to practice embalming from 1902 to 1935.
Between 1902 and 1921, registers of embalmers licensed to practice in Washington include name, residence, license number, and year of application. From 1921 to 1935, applications include name, residence, license number, year of application, date and place of birth, and educational background. Applications may also include a photograph (indicated in the indexing), correspondence (indicated in the indexing), work experience, and other personal information.
Prior to 1921, the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers oversaw the professional licensing of embalmers. The Department of Licenses was established to bring together the independent licensing boards for various professions, thereby assuming responsibility for embalmers in 1921.
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|Source of Transfer||State Government Archives
|Notes||Indexing completed by Roger Easton.
|Agency History:||The Department of Licenses was established to bring together the independent licensing boards for various professions. The Department eventually became responsible for granting registration and licenses for cars and their drivers.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Embalmers Register and Applications, 1902-1935, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|