The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) - Older Articles
"Painstaking Effort To Save The Past, Korean War Veteran's File Is Pulled From Ashes of 1973 Overland Fire," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 8, 2012
Preservation technicians with the National Personnel Records Center handle thousands of documents from a military records held in the center's burned files at the new north St. Louis County location. Millions of military personnel files were destroyed at the agency's Page Avenue building in a 1973 fire. An ambitious effort to restore millions of files that survived the fire is underway.
"Racial Strife of the 1950s Traveling Exhibit at Personnel Records Center Uses Historic Photos and Documents To Detail the Struggle for Freedom," St. Louis Post-Dispatch February 1, 2012
Baseball legend and Army veteran Jackie Robinson was court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of a bus. Ella Fitzgerald sued Pan American airline after she was not allowed to board a flight and James Meredith launched a legal fight for admission as the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Documents and photos from the National Archives at St. Louis' Documented Rights exhibition highlight various struggles for freedom.
"Records Brigade Is On The March, Computer-Assisted Planning, Old-Fashioned Manpower Move Nation's Military Records," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 19, 2012
For months, five truckloads of 1,200 file boxes each are hauled five days a week from the old center at 9700 Page Avenue 15 miles to the National Personnel Record Center's new archival facility. Personnel files are contained in 1.8 million cardboard boxes, some weighing up to 35 pounds.
"Documents Give Glimpse of Doomed U.S. Battleship, Some Papers Recovered at Pearl Harbor Will Be Displayed Here" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 5, 2011
Preservationists at the National Archives at St. Louis National Personnel Records Center work to reconstruct papers from the battleship Arizona, which was sunk at Pearl Harbor. Personnel files, like the military personnel file in the photo, still show signs of damage from the blaze of the attack. These military personnel files were salvaged from the ship in 1942 and are currently housed in St. Louis. The public is invited to a public lecture by local scholars commemorating the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Missouri Net - Battleship Arizona records being saved in St. Louis (AUDIO)
Special Commemorative NPRC New Building Publication, St. Louis Post Dispatch, October 2011
Personnel Records Are Consolidated at New Location in St. Louis, Prologue Magazine, Fall 2011