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January 28, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

They should dust more often: Maine office cleaning turns up 150-year-old documents

This article was written by Scott Taylor with the Sun Journal and appeared on the Bangor Daily News website on January 28th.

When city staffers kicked off their midwinter tidying-up of Auburn Hall on Wednesday morning, they uncovered troves of historic documents.  Hidden among old City Council minutes, voter lists and copies of old ordinances, were books full of court and naturalization records and insanity hearing minutes dating back to 1861.  The city will keep the records that pertain strictly to municipal life. They have to, City Clerk Roberta Fogg said. [link to full article]

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