The Maine State Archives, a bureau within the Department of Secretary of State, maintains approximately 95 million pages of official State records considered to be permanently valuable. These include maps from the Land Office, photographs from the Dept. of Economic Development, trademarks registered with the Secretary of State, Civil War soldiers’ portraits returned to the Adjutant General and numerous gifts of historically important materials donated by individuals, to list a few.


Browse the Archives Services Collections:

African American History in Maine 1764-1865

Alien Registrations

Archives Publications

Aroostook War

Bingham Purchase

Civil War

General Henry Sewall Papers - 8th Division Militia

Historical Documents


Native Tribal Documents

Photographs and Image Collections

Plantation Returns

Revolutionary War


Tabulations for Elections

Vintage Postcards

World War I