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Department of Labor

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-12

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.


  • 1940-


Biographical / Historical

The Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics was created in 1887 to gather statistics relating to labor throughout the State. It became the Department of Labor and Industry in 1911 and then the Department of Labor in 1971.

The Department seeks to support Maine businesses in their growth, expansion and job creation. People with disabilities can receive additional assistance in their employment search. The Department provides comprehensive information on subjects such as wages, industries and workforce demographics to aid decision-makers in business, government and the general public. Improving workplace safety for Maine workers is an important role of the Department. The Department is responsible for the enforcement of labor laws and regulations.


22.5 Linear Feet (25 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