Welcome to the Maine State Archives

Commemorative 1820 House and Senate Journal
To commemorate the State‚Äôs bicentennial, the Legislature and Maine State Archives have compiled a special edition reproduction of the journals of the first sessions of the House of Representatives and Senate in 1820.  This special publication can be ordered ($25, plus s/h) from the Maine State Archives or by calling 207-287-5790.

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 e-mail.

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. 

Maine's Bicentennial logo

Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood

Maine State Archives Bicentennial Projects