RG 106 Capitol Commission

    Several Capitol Commissions were created between 1839 and 1902. Their functions and duties, composition and manner of appointment varied but the primary responsibility of the first three commissions was to locate and establish a seat of government and/or build a new State Capitol. Later Commissions were established to make improvements to the Capitol and its grounds. This record group is divided into four subgroups, with a separate subgroup for each commission. The following is a partial list of Capitol Commission records in our holdings. A complete list of record series is available at the Research Center in Des Moines.

    Capitol CommissionDate Span
    Records of the Board of Commissioners 1839-1843
    Capitol Commission IDate Span
    Competition 1869
    Specifications, Bids, and Proposals 1876-1885
    Contracts 1870-1886
    Drawings and Plans 1883
    Correspondence 1870-1898
    Reports 1870-1886
    Timebooks and Memoranda 1871-1903
    Financial Records 1870-1893
    Stone Record 1870-1892
    Capitol Grounds ImprovementDate Span
    Competition 1884
    Specifications, Bids and Proposals 1890-1892
    Contracts and Bonds 1890-1891
    Drawings and Plans 1903-1904
    Correspondence 1902-1906
    Reports 1902-1905, 1907
    Capitol Commission IIDate Span
    Specifications, Bids and Proposals 1902-1905
    Contracts and Bonds 1903-1905
    Drawings and Plans 1903-1904
    Correspondence 1902-1906
    Reports 1902-1905, 1907

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