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:

Adjutant General

African American History in Maine

Archives Month Posters

Archives Publications

Bingham Purchase


Finding Aids and Reference Material

Historical Documents


Maine Bicentennial Moments


Photographs and Image Collections

Plantation Returns

Revolutionary War


Tabulations for Elections


Vintage Postcards

Vital Records

Wabanaki Papers, 1793 -1880s