Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 11271

Capitol Commission Bids

Dates: i 1909-1917.

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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

To pursue the legislative mandate to "erect a suitable building" to serve as the Utah state capitol, the Capitol Commission issued a call for construction bids to contractors and artisans. This series contains the bids submitted to the commission by those seeking employment. The collection includes bids for furnishings, heating and ventilating systems, elevators, vaults, cuspidors, lighting, and numerous others. The series also documents inquiries from contractors to the Capitol Commission regarding the bidding process, contracts, operational budgets, and contract decisions.

The bids include information on Utah craftsmen, architects, and contractors, and significant information about construction techniques, planning, bidding processes, and labor and material costs from the period.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Capitol Commission, Series 1132, documents communication between the Capitol Commission to the successful bidders, capitol architect, general contractor, and local government.

Bonds and contracts from the Capitol Commission, Series 1133, contain the majority of related material since it documents the winner of the bidding process and often contains the contractual agreements issued by the commission.

Capitol design competition renderings from the Capitol Commission, Series 1134, hold all of the materials associated with the design competition for the capitol building and includes information spoken of in correspondence contained in the bids.

Records from the Capitol Commission, Series 11272, contain related correspondence to and from the Capitol Commission regarding their contractual agreements.

Newspaper clippings from the Capitol Commission, Series 11273, contain articles addressing the most important bidders and subsequent contracts awarded.

Minutes from the Capitol Commission, Series 11274, are those to secure contracts for work on the capitol building discussed in these minutes.

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

The bids were processed to the item level with acidic documents removed and replaced with xerox copies on acid free paper. Duplicate copies were weeded, and the individual bids, while remaining in original alphabetical arrangement, were arranged in chronological order within the individual files to improve access.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah. Capitol Commission—Purchasing.
  • Utah. Capitol Commission—Decision making.
  • Architects—Utah—Selection and appointment.
  • Public buildings—Salt Lake City (Utah).
  • Utah State Capitol (Salt Lake City, Utah)—Planning.
  • Building materials—Utah—Costs.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Boilers
1 1 2 Clock system, Mar. 23, 1913-Oct. 31, 1914
1 1 3 Jan. 15, 1914-Jan. 29, 1915
1 1 4 Cuspidors
1 1 5 Decorations
1 1 6 Electrical wiring
1 1 7 Elevator enclosures
1 1 8 Entrance doors
1 1 9 Excavation
1 1 10 Filing devices
1 1 11 Firehose equipment
1 1 12 Flooring
1 1 13 Furniture (Coverings)
1 1 14 Furniture (Dinwoody and Co.)
1 1 15 Furniture (Steel) 1914
1 1 16 undated
1 1 17 Furniture (Wooden), Sept. 8, 1914-Sept. 14, 1914
1 1 18 c. 1914
1 1 19 General contractors
1 1 20 Generators for elevators, Apr. 22, 1914-May 4, 1914
1 1 21 May 14, 1914-Aug. 29, 1914
1 1 22 Hardware
1 1 23 Heating and ventilating
1 1 24 Indirect lighting
1 1 25 Light fixtures, Jun. 17, 1914-Sept. 3, 1914
1 1 26 Jan. 8, 1915
1 1 27 Painting contracts
1 1 28 Park lighting
1 1 29 Pipe covering
1 1 30 Plastering
1 1 31 Plumbing
1 1 32 Rugs and carpets
1 1 33 Sculpture work
1 1 34 Sewage system
1 1 35 State chemist department
1 1 36 Vault equipment, Jan. 25-Jan. 30, 1915
1 1 37 Feb. 1, 1915
1 1 38 Feb. 3-Oct.29, 1915
1 1 39 Temperature regulation
1 1 40 Terrace
1 1 41 Vacuum Cleaners, Feb. 14, 1914-July 27, 1915
1 1 42 July 27, 1915-Aug. 27, 1915
1 1 43 Vault doors
1 1 44 Window shades