The State Archives and Public Records Administration is charged with preserving and maintaining the permanent records of state government (RIGL § 42-8.1 and 38-3). The State Archives is the official custodian and trustee for the state of public records of permanent, historical and legal value. The Public Records Administration is charged with overseeing records management functions within state government (RIGL § 38-1 and 38-3). Author: TLCroce
Scope and Contents: Accession is of vital records amendments supporting records as created by the State Archivist and Public Records Administrator pursuant to RIGL § 23-3-5.1 Transfer of public historical documents and § 23-3-21 Correction and amendment of vital records (see full text of statutes below).