The State Archives preserves
and keeps accessible state government records deemed by statute, records
schedule or archival appraisal to have continuing value. The records date
from c.1750 to the present. Our website contains information on our
services, as well as our
and background information.
Details about the records at the Archives can be found at
Collections, which includes a
guide to the
Archives collections, a summary of the
collections, and a link to a statewide archives and manuscripts catalog
In addition to traditional responsibilities, the Archives maintains
certification files on all 17,000 Vermont
and certifies notary signatures. The Archives receives, advertises, and
files rules proposed under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
We also assist private Vermont repositories through technical advice (for
instance information on
records ) and through our role as liaison (the
Historical Records Advisory Board) to the National Historical
Publications and Records Commission.
Government Issues & Information portion of the Archives website
provides detailed information on
Issues of Government. "Continuing Issues of Government" was created
to help provide context for public dialogue on the continuing issues of
government and governance such as majority election of officers, judicial
review, and statewide referendum.
The State Archives also provides
(a list of which is posted on the web), and has some online