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The Maine State Cultural Building is currently closed for renovation. The Maine State Archives is temporary located at 17 Elkins Lane in Augusta. Please call 207-287-5790 to schedule an appointment.
Welcome to the Maine State Archives
The Maine State Archives, a bureau within the Department of Secretary of State, maintains approximately 8 miles of official State records considered to be permanently valuable. Our historical material includes documents such as the original state constitution, reported election results, legislative bills, and policies and research created by state agencies among much more. The Maine State Archives includes two divisions:
Archives Services Division preserves and provides access to many archival records, including those mentioned above. Researchers may request general information or specific records by contacting Archives Services in person, by phone, or email.
Records Management Division helps to establish and administer efficient and effective records management programs within State and local governments and ensure records are being retained for appropriate periods of time through Records Retention Schedules.
Open to Collaborate
Maine State Archives is committed to the development of new modes of collaboration, engagement, and partnership with Indigenous peoples for the care and stewardship of past and future heritage collections.
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Digital Collections of the Maine State Archives on the DigitalMaine Repository
July 17, 2023 - Chapter 2 Rule Revision
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