State House Resources

The following materials may be of use when researching the history of the present State House building in Indianapolis.  Additional materials on the earlier building as well as the State House in Corydon are located in the Indiana Division as well.  Card file indexes are available for use in the Indiana State Library.  For more information, please contact the Indiana Collection.



Books and Pamphlets

I 725.11 I385s
Title: Indiana's State House.
Author: Weintraut & Associates Historians, Incorporated.
Published: [Indianapolis, Ind.] : Indiana Historical Bureau, c2000.

Ip 725.11 no. 3
Title: Specifications for the construction of the new state house for state of Indiana, to be erected at Indianapolis. Edwin May, architect.
Author: Indiana. State House Commissioners.
Published: Indpls., Ind., 1878.

I 725.1 I385r J
Title: [Scrapbook concerning the building of the State House, 1878-1888].
Author: Indiana--State House Commissioners.

I 725.1 I385
Title: Reports.
Author: Indiana. State House Commissioners.
Published: Indianapolis.

I 725.1 I385c
Title: Proceedings at laying of cornerstone of new capitol of Indiana.
Author: Indiana--State house commissioners.
Published: Indpls., 1880.

I 725.1 I385n
Title: New state house for Indiana. Re-letting of unfinished work. Notice to bidders. [And schedules of specifications].
Author: Indiana--State House Commissioners.
Published: [Indianapolis], [1883?].

I 725.1 I385in
Title: General instructions to architects offering designs for a capitol for the state of Indiana. 1877.
Author: Indiana--State house commissioners.
Published: Indpls., 1877.

Ip 725.1 no. 6
Title: An act for erecting a new state house, and creating the State House commissioners.
Author: Indiana--Laws, statutes, etc.
Published: Indianapolis : Sentinel Company, 1877.

Ip 725.11 no. 7
Title: Description of the new State House for the state of Indiana to be erected at Indianapolis.
Author: May, Edwin.
Published: Indianapolis, 1878.

Ip 725.11 no. 18
Title: Indiana capitol buildings.
Author: Western Electric Co.--Indianapolis Plant--Stamp and Coin Club.
Published: Indianapolis, 1966.

Ip I725.11 S539s
Title: Statement to the legislative visiting committee relative to repairs of capitol building and additional space.
Author: Shea, John.
Published: 1917?

Ip 725.11 no. 16
Title: Spirit of Indiana for Legislative Chamber in the Indiana.
State Capitol. Mural painting by Eugene F. Savage.
Published: [Indianapolis?, 1964?].

Ip 725.11 no. 5
Title: Report ... with reference to the reconstruction, repair and equipment of legislative chambers, rooms and appurtenances in the State Capitol building, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Author: Indiana--Legislative advisory commission.
Published: [1946].

Ip I725.1 M466g
Title: General description of design for the Indiana state capitol.
Author: [May, Edwin?]
Published: n.p., n.d..

Ip 725.11 no. 1
Title: [Indiana's state capitol.].
Author: Indiana historical commission.
Published: Indpls, 1924.

Ip 725.11 no. 19
Title: Your guide to the Indiana state capitol.
Author: [Indiana. Department of Commerce].
Published: [Indianapolis, 1969?].

Ip 725.11 no. 2
Title: Description of plans for new state capitol of Indiana, signed, "Il Capitole".
Author: Eppinghousen, Charles.
Published: Indpls., 1876.

Ip 725.11 no. 4
Title: The Indiana State Capitol.
Author: Jones, Kelly K.
Published: Indianapolis, IN : State House Tour Office, Indiana Dept. of Administration, [1998].
Edition: Rev. / Archives and Records Administration.

Ip 725.11 no. 22
Title: The Indiana State Capitol Building : a centennial restoration, 1888-1988.
Published: [Indianapolis] : Hoosier Celebration '88, [1988].

I 353.9 F491
Title: Final report of the Space Utilization Subcommittee of the Legislative Council.
Published: Indianapolis, Ind. (Room 302, State House, Indianapolis 46204) : Indiana Legislative Services Agency, [1985].

I 725.1 A673mab, 1984
Title: Indiana Capitol Complex master plan, 1984-1995.
[Prepared for] Indiana State Office Building Commission [by] Archonics... [et al.].
Published: [Indianapolis? : The Commission?, 1984].

I 353.9 A669c
Title: Cost analysis of the Indiana Capitol Complex master plan, 1984- 1995 / [for the] Indiana State Office Building Commission.
Author: Archonics.
Published: [Indianapolis? : The Commission, 1984?].

I 725.1 A673mar
Title: A report updating the 1975 Indiana capitol complex master plan with information necessary for decisions on the placement and advisability of Indiana state office building II and Indiana state parking structure.
Published: [Indianapolis? : s.n., 1979?].

I 977.201 M341Iwa
Title: A Walk through the Indiana State Capitol : the State House, 1888 to present.
Published: [Indianapolis?] : Indiana Dept. of Commerce, [1985?].


I 977.2 T727
Title: A Tour of the Indiana State Capitol filmstrip.
Produced and distributed by RMI Film Production, Writer--consultant, Walter Morrow Burks.
Published: Kansas City, Mo. : RMI Productions, [1973].


  • Indianapolis Newspapers Index, 1898-1979 (card file):  State House
  • Indianapolis Newspapers Index, 1848-1991:  State House
  • Supplementary Index (card file):  State Houses
  • Picture Index (card file, Manuscripts Section)



Prepared by Barney Thompson, Senior Subject Specialist, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, November 2002.

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