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Welcome to VT Re·tain (Beta)

VT Re·tain is the digital repository for State of Vermont digital archival public records and its name reflects the commitment of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration to assure that all archival public records, regardless of format, are preserved and accessible to current and future generations.

This site is currently under development, so not all features are available yet. Please check back for updates, or contact VSARA below if you have questions or comments.

Records in VT Re·tain

Documenting the rights of citizens, the decisions of government, and the history of Vermont in 1777 to the present, records in VT Re·tain are almost exclusively from the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Vermont state government although earlier records may include those from counties, municipalities, and, on occasion, individuals with ties to state government.

Please see the Research Vermont Archival Records section on our website to learn about archival records that are not available through VT Re·tain.

Getting Started

Select “Browse” for a hierarchical view of all archival records in electronic form that are open to the public – OR – you may enter a term or multiple terms into the “Search” box to find related records.

If you have any questions, please contact VSARA’s Reference Room at:

Phone: 802-828-2308

                                                                                Reference Room Hours: 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday (closed state holidays)

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