ORGANIZATION OF THE RECORDS
Provided here are links to summary descriptions of all the State gubernatorial records in the State Archives.
- Not included are descriptions of records from the administrations of colonial governors.
The descriptions are organized into eleven topical categories, plus a category for governors' commissions and committees, and a separate category for the Office of Lieutenant Governor.
- Each entry describes a group of records called a "series." A series is a group of related records created to accomplish or document a particular function.
- Most series described in this guide span multiple administrations, because the mandated functions of the Governor's Office continue from one administration to the next.
Each series description entry contains the following information about the records:
- Series title
- Dates (span dates identify the earliest and latest dates of records in the series; if most of the records are from a more limited time period, the entry will also include the "bulk dates")
- Quantity expressed in cubic feet of storage space required to house the records and/or number of microfilm reels/microfiche
- A statement of restrictions, if any, on use of the records
- The organization or arrangement of the files, volumes, documents, or other items in the series
- One or more paragraphs summarizing the contents of the records
- Names of any existing indexes or finding aids that facilitate research use
- Availability of microform copies
Research Use of Records in the State Archives
All records in the Archives are available for research use, unless the Archives has designated a series as "restricted". Access considerations are indicated in the series description. Researchers interested in using records subject to access restrictions should contact the State Archives for more information.