Series 11272
Capitol Commission Records

Dates: i 1909-1918.

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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

This series records the Capitol Commission's miscellaneous office decisions including the application process for the commission secretaryship and grounds superintendent, the original program created by the commission for the architects competition, a variety of commission financial records, and petitions and correspondence received by commission members addressing the issue of utilizing Utah labor and building materials. This collection also contains important correspondence to and from the Capitol Commission concerning the various stages of construction and changes made to the original plans and budget from the general contractor.

The 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 name or subject, thereunder chronological.

Related Records

Minute book from the Capitol Grounds Commission, Series 1131, holds information on the earlier acquisition and landscaping of the land on which the capitol was built and is related to the applications for Building and Grounds Superintendent.

Correspondence from the Capitol Commission, Series 1132, holds all of the commissions daily correspondence with the capitol architect, general contractor, local government, and discussions about the use of local materials and labor for construction.

Bonds and contracts from the Capitol Commission, Series 1133, contain the contracts awarded by the Capitol Commission and documented in the financial records.

Capitol design competition renderings from the Capitol Commission, Series 1134, include the materials associated with the design competition for the capitol building related to the Program of Competition contained in this series.

Bids from the Capitol Commission, Series 11271, contain related correspondence to and from the Capitol Commission regarding their contractual agreements.

Minutes from the Capitol Commission, Series 11274, contain numerous applications and petitions addressed to commission members and referred to in their minutes.

Photographs from the Capitol Commission, Series 11275, hold correspondence addressing the various stages of construction.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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

This series was transferred to the Utah State Archives in 1958 and processed by Kenneth R. Williams, December 1992. Acidic documents have been removed and replaced with photocopies on acid free paper. This series also contains some photographs and blueprints placed in protective sleeves and photograph folders. The entire series was microfilmed in 1993, and refilmed in 2002 to incorporate documents not originally processed.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah. Capitol Commission--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
  • Utah. Capitol Commission--Administration.
  • Architects--Utah--Selection and appointment.
  • Architecture--Competitions--Utah.
  • Public buildings--Salt Lake City (Utah).
  • Utah State Capitol (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Planning.

Container List

1 1 1 1 Architects Commission
1 1 1 2 Building and Grounds Superintendent, applications for, 1890-May 1911
1 1 1 3 June 1911-Dec. 1911
1 1 1 4 Jan. 1912-Mar. 1915
1 1 1 5 Columbus Avenue, petition for the opening of
1 1 1 6 Dallin destruction of "Signal of Peace," capitol register and notations on, 1918
1 1 1 7 Official Statement on capitol proposition, 1909
1 1 1 8 Program of Competition for capitol architect
1 1 1 9 Receipts for return of certified checks, 1913
1 1 1 10 Reports and Resolutions, 1911-15
1 1 1 11 Secretaryship, application for
1 1 1 12 Souvenir Program from formal opening, 9 Oct. 1916
1 1 1 13 Specifications for capitol construction
1 1 1 14 Statement of cash balances
1 1 1 15 Stewart and Co., changes made by
1 1 1 16 Utah labor and material, petition for the use of

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