Capitol Commission Newspaper clippings
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Dates: i 1909-1917.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
This series documents public relations efforts by the Capitol Commission and public opinion regarding the building of the state capitol. It contains newspaper clippings collected by the Capitol Commission with the bulk of the series focusing on articles addressing the design competition for the capitol building, arguments for and against construction, location issues, calls for voter participation, messages from Governor Spry, and highlights from the construction process such as the laying of the cornerstone.
Correspondence from the Capitol Commission, Series 1132, expands on topics mentioned in the newspaper articles.
Bonds and contracts from the Capitol Commission, Series 1133, are the contracts discussed in these newspaper articles.
Capitol design competition renderings from the Capitol Commission, Series 1134, contain the materials associated with the design competition for the capitol building discussed in many of the newspaper articles.
Bids from the Capitol Commission, Series 11271, contain the actual bids submitted by contractors with the newspaper articles containing related stories focusing on the bidding process and the winners of the most significant construction contracts.
Minutes from the Capitol Commission, Series 11274, contain the minutes of the Capitol Commission meetings where they discussed many of the issues covered by newspaper articles.
Photographs from the Capitol Commission, Series 11275, include pictoral sources of information spoken of in newspaper articles.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
The newspaper articles were processed to the item level and microfilmed to preserve their informational content. Due to their fragile nature the originals were destroyed with the series now available only on microfilm.
- Utah. Governor (1909-1916 : Spry).
- Architects—Utah—Selection and appointment.
- Utah State Capitol (Salt Lake City, Utah)—Planning.
- Salt Lake City (Utah)—Public buildings.