Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 1133

Capitol Commission Bonds and contracts

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

In pursuing its legislative mandate to "erect a suitable building" to serve as the state capitol, the Commission entered into various legal agreements during the construction process. This series contains copies of bonds, contracts, and agreements issued by the Capitol Commission including those for furnishings, heating, lighting, fire proofing, decorative work such as painting and sculpture, flooring, and marble work. Building costs such as for materials and labor, insurance and bonding practices at the beginning of the twentieth century, the value of furnishings, and contractual agreements between general contractors and subcontractors are documented. This series includes information on Utah artists and craftsmen, architects, city and state officials, and significant information about construction techniques, planning, and labor costs from the period.


Alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Capitol Commission, Series 1132, contains related correspondence between the individual contractors, capitol architect, Capitol Commission, state and local government, and interested citizens addressing the process of awarding contracts.

Bids from the Capitol Commission, Series 11271, include the individual bids submitted by contractors as well as those submitted by competitors.

Records from the Capitol Commission, Series 11272, hold related information and agreements with the Architects Commission, the Building and Grounds Superintendent, Capitol Commission Secretaryship, and James Stewart and Company. The above individuals, and many others, are mentioned in this series.

Newspaper clippings from the Capitol Commission, Series 11273, contain numerous articles addressing the bidding process, the competition for a capitol architect, the awarding of important contracts and bonds, and information on the utilization of Utah labor and raw materials.

Minutes from the Capitol Commission, Series 11274, include the original copies of contracts mentioned in the minutes.

Photographs from the Capitol Commission, Series 11275, include contracts with those companies seen doing work in the photographs.

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

The BONDS AND CONTRACTS 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 bonds and contracts, while remaining in original alphabetical order, were arranged in chronological order within the files to improve access.

Processing Note

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

Indexing Terms

  • Construction industry--Utah--Insurance.
  • Statues--Utah--Costs.
  • Public buildings--Utah--Furniture, equipment, etc.
  • Architects--Utah--Selection and appointment.
  • Public buildings--Salt Lake City (Utah).
  • Utah State Capitol (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Planning.

Container List

1 1 1 Asbesticite Flooring with Jensen and Bird Inc.
1 1 2 Clock System with F.C. Richmond.
1 1 3 Capitol Building with James Stewart and Co., 1913.
1 1 4 Capitol Building with James Stewart and Co., 1913 cont.
1 1 5 Electric Elevator with Otis Elevator Inc.
1 1 6 Excavation with P.J. Moran.
1 1 7 Excavation with Utah Construction Co.
1 1 8 Filing Devices and Vaults with General Fire Proofing.
1 1 9 Furnishings with Phillip Dern.
1 1 10 Furnishings with Newton and Hoit Inc., [1914]
1 1 11 Furnishings with Newton and Hoit Inc., [1914 cont.]
1 1 12 Furniture with Henry Dinwoody, 1914.
1 1 13 Furniture with Henry Dinwoody, 1914-1915.
1 1 14 Furniture with Wollager Manufacturing, 1914.
1 1 15 Furniture with Wollager Manufacturing, 1914 cont.
1 1 16 Furniture with Wollager Manufacturing, 1914 cont.
1 1 17 Furniture with Wollager Manufacturing, 1915.
1 1 18 Grading of Fourth North Street with Salt Lake City.
1 1 19 Group Portrait of the Capitol Commission with John Clawson.
1 1 20 Hardware with George A. Lowe.
1 1 21 Heating Guarantee with C.A. Dunham.
1 1 22 Heating Plant with National Regulator Co.
1 1 23 Indirect Lighting with Eardly Brothers.
1 1 24 Indirect Lighting with Intermountain Electric.
1 1 25 Indirect Lighting with Mitchell and Vance.
1 1 26 1 Lion Sculptures with G.H. Jack.
1 2 1 Marble Work, miscellaneous inquiries, 1914.
1 2 2 Marble Work, miscellaneous inquiries, 1914-1915.
1 2 3 Miscellaneous Labor with W.L. Wetherbee.
1 2 4 Pipe Covering with John Manville.
1 2 5 Power Facilities with Salt Lake Electric Supply.
1 2 6 Rugs and Carpets with Co-op Furniture.
1 2 7 Steel Equipment with Art Metal Construction, [1911].
1 2 8 Steel Equipment with Art Metal Construction, 1915.
1 2 9 Steps and Sidewalks with Carl F. Buehner.
1 2 10 Window Screens with E.T. Burrows.
1 2 11 Vacuum cleaners with Capitol Electric.