Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 83919

Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines Biennial reports

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Dates: 1896-1916.

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

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The coal mine inspector published an annual report in which he made an official accounting of his responsibilities. In the biennial reports, the mine inspector summarized information about coal mining in Utah. He made a general report on the state of the industry and included tables showing data on coal production, distribution, fatal and non-fatal accidents, and employment statistics including ethnic origins of miners. He included detailed reports of all fatal accidents. He devoted the greatest bulk of each report to detailed reports of mine inspections. After 1896, which he published in a single volume, he published two annual reports in each volume.


Chronological by year.

Related Records

Record book from the Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines, Series 1284, contains information from which the mine inspector compiled biennial reports.

Reports from the Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines, Series 23008, include some reports used to compile biennial reports.

Letter books from the Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines, Series 23009, contain much of the information from which the mine inspector compiled the biennial reports.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

Processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Indexing Terms

  • Coal mines and mining—Law and legislation—Utah.
  • Coal mines and mining—Safety measures—Utah.
  • Coal mines and mining—Labor productivity—Utah.
  • Utah—Coal mines and mining—Equipment and supplies.
  • Utah—Coal miners.
  • Utah—Coal mine accidents.

Container List

1 1896-1914
2 1915-1916