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RG 036 Executive Council

The Executive Council was established in 1873, then consisting of the four statewide elected officials; the governor, auditor, secretary of state, and treasurer, or any three of them. Their original assigned duties included: purchasing furniture, utilities and all necessary supplies for state offices, acting as both the State Board of Canvassers and the State Board of Equalization, and managing the states real estate. The following is a partial list of the records in our holdings from the Executive Council. A complete list of series is available at the Research Center in Des Moines.

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Applications for Authority to Issue Stock for Property 1907-1978
Appropriations Ledgers 1900-1918
Attorney General Opinions 1882-1910
Bids, Bonds, Contracts and Specifications 1896-1952
Blueprints and Plans
Capitol Commission, Specifications 1903, 1966
Capitol Planning Commission, Minutes 1971
Correspondence 1952-1961
Correspondence, Lands, Islands, and Lake Beds 1886-1918
Correspondence, Letter Books 1884-1899
Correspondence, Subject Files c.1932-1979
Court Avenue Viaduct Project 1958-1960
Executive Council Record 1873-1963
Executive Council Record - Index to Executive Council Record, Authority to Issue Stock 1903-1964
Executive Council Record - Index to Executive Council Record, Corporations c.1900-c.1950
Executive Council Record - Index to Executive Council Record, Miscellaneous c.1900-c.1950
Executive Council Record - Index to Executive Council Record, Real Estate (by County) c.1900-c.1950
Executive Council Record - Index to Executive Council Record, State Agencies c.1898-c.1953
Executive Council Record - Index to Executive Council Record, Subjects c.1900-c.1950
General Expenses - Bill Record 1885-1896
General Expenses - Journals 1898-1910
General Expenses - Ledgers 1899-1901
Minutes 1884-2008
Minutes, Subjects and Departments - Index 1945-1990
School Tax and Property Description Ledgers 1953-1964
School Tax Claims 1950-1962
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Electric Transmission Lines - Certificates 1912-1928
Electric Transmission Lines - Reports 1915-1928
Equipment Car Companies, Lists and Reports 1909-1928
Express Companies - Certificates 1900-1922
Express Companies - Reports 1899-1913
Land 1901-1913
Light, Heat and Power Companies 1914-1920
Railroad Companies - Abstracts of Reports 1894-1916
Railroad Companies - Certificates 1900-1921
Railroad Companies - Lands 1901
Railroad Companies - Lists of Assessment and Taxing Districts 1900
Railroad Companies - Miscellaneous, Affidavits, Arguments, Etc. 1886-1910
Railroad Companies - Reports 1874-1923
Railroad Companies - Sleeping Cars, Reports and Statements 1911-1916
Record 1906-1929
Telegraph & Telephone Companies - Certificates 1900-1928
Telegraph & Telephone Companies - Reports 1899-1928
Capitol Grounds Extension
Title Date Span
Bids, Bonds, Contracts, and Specifications 1911-1918
Blue Prints, Plans, and Specifications 1918-1921
Contracts and Correspondence 1918-1921
Journals 1904-1918
Ledgers 1913-1918
Plans and Specifications 1919
Census Records
Title Date Span
Minutes of the Census Board 1851-1873
State Census, Agricultural Abstracts 1905
State Census, Population 1856
State Census, Population 1885
State Census, Population 1895
State Census, Population 1905
State Census, Population 1915
State Census, Population 1925
State Census, Population (Heads of Households) 1836-1959
State Census, Population, (Cities and Towns) 1876-1897