Skip to main content

Indiana State Office Building Commission collection

 Collection — Folder: S1589
Identifier: S1589

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a December 9, 1960 telegram sent to the Serial Section of the Indiana State Library from John A. Whitehead, Executive Director of the Indiana State Office Building Commission, requesting copies of articles to be placed in a time capsule that was to be put under the floor of the lobby during the State Office Building dedication ceremony on December 20, 1960. Also included is a list of names for the reserved section at the dedication and a list of honored and distinguished guests.


  • 1960 December


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Historical note

In the 1950s, Indiana’s state agencies were scattered around Indianapolis in twenty-two different locations. In 1957, the General Assembly created a new Indiana State Office Building Commission to choose a site and oversee the construction of a new building. A thirteen-story structure was built on the west side of Senate Avenue directly across from the State Capitol and a dedication ceremony for the office building was held on December 20, 1960.


"13-Story Stae Office Building Dedication Set." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), December 12, 1960.

Indiana State Office Building Commission News Release, December 13, 1960, ISLO 725 no. 13, Indiana pamphlet, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/01/30 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/01/30 by Laura Eliason.
Indiana State Office Building Commission collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.