Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 776

Department of Registration Professional licenses and certificates registers

Dates: 1893-1930.

0.50 cubic foot and 1 microfilm reel and 1 microfiche setSkip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains a record of professional licenses and certificates issued by the State. Among the professions and businesses that required licensing were dentists, midwives, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, accountants, architects, barbers, barber's apprentices, barber shops and schools, embalmers, hairdressers, beauty shops and schools, optometrists, and veterinarians. The records typically include such information as the license number, date, name of licensee, age, place of residence, name of training school, and years of license renewal.

The series contains a single loose photograph of an unidentified man. The photo is stamped with the seal of the Department of Registration and was likely taken as part of the licensing process.


Alphabetical by profession, thereunder chronological by license date.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Microfiche in this series was processed by Rebekkah Shaw under a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant to the Utah State Archives for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10), July 2010 - December 2011. Microfilm was processed by Alan Barnett in July 2012 and the paper records were processed by Alan Barnett in March 2015.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    1 Dentistry licenses; 1894-1910
    n/a 1 Dentists Register; 1894-1929
    n/a 1 Midwives Register; 1893-1929
    n/a 1 Nurses Register; 1917-1929
    n/a 1 Pharmacists Register; 1897-1929
    n/a 1 Physicians Register; 1893-1929
    pending 1 Register - Accountants; 1907-1929
    pending 1 Register - Architects; 1911-1930
    pending 1 Register - Barbers; 1903-1930
    pending 1 Register - Barbers Apprentices; 1921-1930
    pending Register - Barber Shops and Schools; 1926-1930
    pending 1 Register - Embalming; 1898-1929
    pending 1 Register - Hairdressers and Cosmeticians; 1925-1930
    pending 1 Register - Apprentice Hairdressers and Cosmeticians; 1925-1930
    pending 1 Register - Beauty Shops and Schools; 1925-1930
    pending 1 Register - Optometrists; 1922-1930
    pending 1 Register - Veterinarians; 1922-1930