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Indiana State House collection 1878-1888

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L574 (Text) 00000106355001 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.6 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box, 1 small oversize box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2013/05 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2017/05/08 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes autographed and typeset reports from the Board of State House Commissioners in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1881-1884 and a scrapbook of newspaper articles, state documents and autographed documents from 1878-1888 regarding the building of the Indiana State House/Capitol.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Indiana State House collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L620: Indiana State Capitol competition drawings S2566: Paul A. Davis, State Capitol copper roof tiles ISLI 725.1 M466G: General description of design for the Indiana state capitol by Edwin May ISLO 725.11 no. 22 : The Indiana State Capitol Building : a centennial restoration, 1888-1988ISLO 725.11 no. 2: Description of plans for new state capitol of Indiana : signed, "Il Capitole" by Chas. Eppinghousen ISLO 725.11 no. 6: An act for erecting a new state house and creating the State House Commissioners : approved March 14, 1877ISLO 725.11 no. 7: Description of the new state house for the state of Indiana to be erected at Indianapolis by Edwin May [f] ISLI 725.1 I385N: New state house for Indiana. Re-letting of unfinished work. Notice to bidders [and schedules of specifications]
Biographical or Historical Data:
In 1877 the General Assembly passed an act to erect another, more permanent structure. A Board of State House Commissioners was created by the Act selected the plans of Indianapolis architect Edwin May. Adolph Scherrer, May's chief draftsman, succeeded his employer as supervising architect when May died in 1880 and completed the new State House in 1888 for a cost within the initial estimate of $2 million.Source:"State House" (1994). Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press (page 1292). ISLI 977.201 M341ien Print.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 2013/05.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Indiana State Capitol (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Indiana > Capital and capitol.
Public buildings > Indiana.

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