Series 11273
Capitol Commission Newspaper clippings

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

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.


Chronological by date.

Related Records

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.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

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

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

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.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah. Governor (1909-1916 : Spry).
  • Architects--Utah--Selection and appointment.
  • Architecture--Competitions--Utah.
  • Utah State Capitol (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Planning.
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Public buildings.

Container List

1 1909-1917

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