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Department of Administrative & Financial Services

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-18

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.


  • 1887 -

Biographical / Historical

Department of Finance was established in 1931, and its name was changed to Department of Finance and Administration in 1953. In 1986 the former Department of Finance and Administration was dissolved, with fiscal management and revenue units placed in the Department of Finance, and administrative service units placed in the Department of Administration. In 1991 the Department of Administration was merged again with the Department of Finance to establish the Department of Administrative and Financial Services.

Five service centers provide personnel administration, employee relations, general administration and budget management to departments and agencies of state government.


910.5 Linear Feet (1342 containers)

Language of Materials


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