The National Archives at St. Louis
The National Archives at St. Louis maintains a number of different records series among its holdings. Records include Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs), Federal civilian Official Personnel Folders (OPF), and Selective Service Records. Click on the links below for an overview of our holdings and information on how to access these records.
|Archival Military Personnel Records:|
|Archival Civilian Personnel Records:|
|Archival Other Records:|
|Archival Military Personnel|
|Archival Civilian Personnel|
and Other Archival Records
|Address||National Personnel Records Center|
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
|National Archives at St. Louis|
St. Louis, MO 63138
|Phone||314-801-0800||Please write to the above address|
|Fax||314-801-9195||Please write to the above address|
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is located at 1 Archives Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63138 in suburban North St. Louis County, near the intersection of U.S. 367 and Interstate 270.
From Lambert St. Louis International Airport, take I-270 East, exit left onto Bellefontaine Road, and take the first left onto Dunn Road. The NPRC will be on your right, at 1 Archives Drive. The Guard at the gate will provide further information about parking and building entry. Our Archival Research Room is located on the first floor.
Please note: the National Archives and Records Administration is actively working to replace the aging NPRC facilities in St. Louis, MO to comply with new federally-mandated records storage requirements (see The New NPRC).
* Records are accessioned into the National Archives, and become archival, 62 years after the service member's separation from the military. This is a rolling date; hence, the current year, 2013, minus 62 years is 1951. Records with a discharge date of 1951 or prior are archival and are open to the public. Records with a discharge date of 1951 or after are non-archival and are maintained under the Federal Records Center program. Non-archival records are subject to access restrictions.
** Beginning in 2009, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) signed agreements with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that transferred ownership of the Official Personnel Folders (OPF) of certain former Federal civil employees from OPM over to NARA. As a result, the records of many former Federal civil servants whose employment ended prior to 1952 are now open to the public.