Minutes of the irregular meetings of Commissioners of State Contracts concern contracts for printing, binding and copying; distribution of laws, journals and reports; and furnishing of printing paper, stationery and coal. Minutes also include specifications set by Commissioners for these services and copies of bids submitted.
In 1874 Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer and Auditor of Public Accounts were named ex officio Commissioners of State Contracts (Rev. Stat. 1874, p. 993). As Commissioners they were to grant contracts for supplying of fuel, stationery and printing paper for use of state and printing, copying, binding and distributing of all documents ordered by General Assembly. These responsibilities previously had been exercised by Secretary of State and briefly by Commissioners of Public Printing. Commissioners of State Contracts were abolished in 1915 (l. 1915, p. 672). Their printing duties were transferred to Superintendent of Printing while Secretary of State retained power to award fuel contracts.
Record Series 364.001, Commissioners of State Contracts, Minutes, Illinois State Archives.
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