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Office of Treasurer of State

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Identifier: US-MeSA-28


  • Creation: 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.


50.25 Linear Feet (378 containers)

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Custodial History

The Maine State Archives holds the Maine State Government’s records of historical value. Records are transferred by state agencies to the Archives based on schedules set up by the records management system. These schedules describe the type of records created by the agencies and for how long they should be kept. (MRS Title 5, chapter 6, section 95-C)

Linked below are the general schedules which apply to all departments. Department-specific schedules, if any, are also included. Only current (most recent or active schedules) are included in these lists. Material may have come in under prior versions of the schedule with different descriptions or time periods. 

Office of Treasurer of State - Agency Specific Schedules (pdf)

General Schedules

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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333