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:

Acts & Resolves of 1820

African American History in Maine 1764-1865

Alien Registrations

Archives Publications

Baxter Rare Maps

BMV License Plate Photos

Civil War Era Soldiers' Portraits

Civil War Hospital Returns

Fire Tower Maps, Maine Forest Service

Historical Documents

Maine Attorneys' General Portraits 1820-1965

Maine Governors' Portraits 1820-1966

Maine Secretaries' of State Portraits 1820-1965

Maine Treasurers' Portraits 1820-1946

Monson Area Glass Plate Negatives

Plan Book Maps

Stereoview Photographs

Vintage Postcards

WPA Cemetery Plans