0.35 cubic ft. (1 doc. box).
Arranged chronologically by office holder, thereunder by subagency.
As record keeper for the Commonwealth, the state secretary has responsibility for administration of elections, maintenance of public records, filing and distribution of regulations and public documents, corporate registration, lobbying agent registration, recording of appointments and commissions, storage of historical data, preservation of historic sites, administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act, information and referral on all aspects of state government, and until 1990, administration of the state decennial census. Publications administering or publicizing these activities are issued by the secretary's office and constituent divisions for intraoffice and public use, as preserved in this series -- Files may contain handbooks and manuals, newsletters, leaflets, pamphlets, and announcements.
Series currently includes files from terms of Michael Joseph Connolly (1979-1995) and William Francis Galvin (1995- ). For term of Paul Guzzi (1975-1979) see: Transition reports ((M-Ar)2082). See also: Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Annual reports ((M-Ar)1318S); Massachusetts. Public Records Division. Annual reports ((M-Ar)1318S); Massachusetts. Elections Division. Information for voters pamphlets ((M-Ar)783); Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Forms ((M-Ar)1406).
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0029-A/*(OCoLC)145429236 describes the history and functions of the Office of the Secretary of State.