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Paul A. Davis, State Capitol copper roof tiles collection

 Collection — Folder: S2566
Identifier: S2566

Scope and Contents

This collection includes samples of copper roofs from the Indiana State House in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1976 regarding roofing.


  • 1976

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 1876 the state of Indiana presented its residents with a new capitol building in Indianapolis. The building, finished in 1888, originally held a slate roof that was later replaced with a copper roof in 1896. Eighty years later, in 1976, the roof was replaced with a new copper cladding.

Information found within the collection.

"State House" (1994). Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press (page 1292). ISLI 977.201 M341ien Print.


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 from Paul A. Davis on 1976/12/09.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

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:

L574:Indiana State House L620: Indiana State Capitol competition drawings 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, 1888-1988 ISLO 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, 1877 ISLO 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]

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/8/19 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created 2017/05/10 by Edythe Huffman.
Paul A. Davis, State Capitol copper roof tiles collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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