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Office of Treasurer of State

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-28

Scope and Contents

The Maine State Archives (MSA) collects and holds the permanent historical records of the Maine State Government. MSA was created in 1965. By 1971, MSA housed the historical records that had been held by the Secretary of State, Legislature, Courts and Executive Departments. This included records from defunct agencies.

With the implementation of a records management system, groups of records were identified as having permanent historical value and were sent to the Archives after a designated period of time. These included Commissioner/Executive correspondence, meeting minutes from Boards and Commissions, as well as department-specific records.


  • 1813 -


Biographical / Historical

The Office of the Treasurer of State was established by the Constitution of the State of Maine in 1820 (Article V, Part 4). The Treasurer keeps records of the receipts, expenditures, and accounts of the State of Maine. The Treasurer is elected biennially by both Houses of the Legislature sitting jointly; this was done annually from 1820 - 1879. The Deputy Treasurer of State is designated by law as the chief clerk of the Office of the Treasurer and performs the duties of the Treasurer in the event of a vacancy or other absence. The Office of the Treasurer of State manages the State's cash and general obligation debt, unclaimed property program, municipal revenue sharing distributions and State-held trust investments.


50 Linear Feet (378 containers)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

State Agency Schedules

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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333