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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

PROGRAM: The Department seeks to support Maine businesses in their growth, expansion and job creation. The Department assists Maine workers in their search for sustainable and fulfilling employment. The Department's efforts include helping match businesses with potential employees and helping workers improve their skills to achieve their employment goals. People with disabilities can receive additional assistance in their employment search. To help foster growth in Maine, 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. Reducing workplace injuries has a positive impact on both workers and business including worker health, fewer missed days and lower business costs. The Department is responsible for the enforcement of labor laws and regulations.

Maine State Government Annual Report 2014-2015


20.5 Linear Feet (25 containers)

Language of Materials


State Agency Schedules
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333