Capitol Commission Minutes
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Dates: i 1909-1916.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
The Capitol Commission was authorized, empowered and directed to cause a suitable design, together with plans and specifications to be prepared for the erection of a State Capitol upon the Capitol grounds in Salt Lake City. This series contains the minutes of the Utah Capitol Commission's formal meetings and function as a record of members present at meetings, outside consultants, expenses incurred by commission members, rules for the design competition, discussions about bids and the issuing of contracts, agreements for expenditures, and a list of the original cornerstone contents.
Bonds and contracts from the Capitol Commission, Series 1133, include the original copies of contracts mentioned in the minutes.
Capitol design competition renderings from the Capitol Commission, Series 1134, include design material discussed in the minutes.
Bids from the Capitol Commission, Series 11271, are those to secure contracts for work on the capitol building discussed in these minutes.
Records from the Capitol Commission, Series 11272, contain numerous applications and petitions addressed to commission members and referred to in their minutes.
Newspaper clippings from the Capitol Commission, Series 11273, provide stories on appointments and contracts awarded by the Capitol Commission which were recorded in their minutes.
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 original minutes have been retained with a microfilm copy available for research use.
- Utah. Capitol Commission—Administration.
- Utah. Capitol Commission—Appropriations and expenditures.
- Cornerstone laying—Utah.
- Utah State Capitol (Salt Lake City, Utah)—Planning.
- Salt Lake City (Utah)—Public buildings.