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New Mexico State Board of Thanatopractice Records,

 Collection
Identifier: 1983-144

Scope and Content

As of 1999 the collection consists of the records of the State Board of Thanatopractice and its predecessors (1903-1980). Applications include material submitted to the Territorial Board of Health (1903-1904). Dockets pertain to licensing cases heard before the Board. Miscellaneous papers include correspondence.

Dates

  • 1903-[ongoing].

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

None

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

The Territorial Board of Health reviewed and received all applications for thanatopractice licenses before the establishment of the Teritorial Board of Embalmers in 1909 (1909 NM Laws, Chp. 72, Sec. 1). In 1947 the Board was abolished and its duties were transferred to the newly created State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (1947 NM Laws, Chp. 71, Sec. 1-34). The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors was abolished in 1978 and its duties were transferred to the newly created State Board of Thanatopractice (1978 NM Laws, Chp. 185, Sec. 1-25). The State Board of Thanatopractice is subject to the Sunset Act which established a periodic review and evaluation of the need and continued existence of certain state agencies, boards, and commissions by the Legislature (1981 NM Laws, Chp. 241, Sec. 34; 1987 NM Laws, Chp. 333, Sec. 13; 1993 NM Laws, Chp. 197, Sec. 10 and Chp. 204, Se.33). In 1985 the Board was administratively attached to the Regulation and Licensing Dept. (85-34). The function of the Board is to administer and regulate the licensing of thanatopractitioners in New Mexico.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Organization

Collection consists of five series:
  1. I. Applications
  2. II. Dockets
  3. III. Pre-need insurance
  4. IV. Miscellaneous
  5. V. Business papers

Related Material

Contact agency directly for recent materials.

General

Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
  7. Email: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm
Title
Inventory of the New Mexico State Board of Thanatopractice Records, 1903-[ongoing]
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1983-144::New Mexico State Board of Thanatopractice Records)//EN" "nmar1983-144.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913