0890 Secretary of State
Program Descriptions


The California State Archives establishes and administers a records management program that applies efficient and economical management methods to the creation, utilization, maintenance, retention, preservation, and disposal of state records and acquires, indexes, preserves, and provides reference access to irreplaceable historic materials from the three branches of state government. The Archives acquires records, with legal, administrative or evidentiary value, or that have historical significance. Materials are transferred to the Archives for permanent preservation.