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Inventory of the Dept. of Consumer Affairs - Cemetery Board Records
F3860, R404.1  
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Description
The Cemetery Board was created by Chapter 1487, Statutes of 1949, which added Chapter 19 to Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code 9600 et seq. The records of the Cemetery Board consist of 4 cubic feet of textual materials dating from 1949 to 1978. The records document the plans, studies, goals, and operations of the board during this time period.
Background
The Cemetery Board was created by Chapter 1487, Statutes of 1949, which added Chapter 19 to Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code 9600 et seq. This legislation, also known as the Cemetery Act, placed the Cemetery Board under the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards. It originally consisted of five members with terms expiring after one year until 1953. The legislation specified that members would be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The board was created for the purpose of regulating cemeteries, cemetery brokers, and cemetery salesmen. The Act, however, excluded the following types of cemeteries from the board’s jurisdiction: a religious corporation, church, religious society or denomination, a corporation solely administering temporalities of any church or religious society or denomination, or any cemetery organized, controlled, and operated by any of them; a public cemetery; and any private or fraternal burial park not exceeding ten acres in area, established before 1939.
Extent
4 cubic feet
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.