A contributor from the Arizona Memory Project
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The Secretary of State's office is primarily a filing office that records and files documents from Arizona agencies, businesses and public officers. The office is also the custodian of the great seal of the state of Arizona. The duty of being the keeper of the great seal of the state of Arizona is to grant or deny its use and affixing the great seal to all official documents.
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, serves the information needs of Arizona citizens. Through the Arizona Capitol Museum, a subdivision of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, exhibits are created to educate the public regarding government-related history and the legislative process.
Photographs by W. Kendall Brooksby