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Personnel Records to Move to National Archives at St. Louis

by on September 25, 2013


This post comes from James Rush, the Administrative Staff Director for Archival Operations in Washington, DC.


Staff at the National Archives at College Park are moving approximately 398 cubic feet of personnel related records to the National Archives at St. Louis.  The series being transferred complement the mission, function, and holdings of the National Archives at St. Louis.  It documents personal data and pertains to individuals, rather than organizations; and, logically belongs with the records that constitute the core holdings of the National Archives at St. Louis.  This relocation to St. Louis will facilitate more efficient archival research and public access to these records.

The records transferred to St. Louis are:

Series Title: Service Records of Shipping Personnel RG 178, NC-5 118 (NARA ID 7368316)

Closure Date at the National Archives at College Park:  September 24, 2013

Estimated Date Available for Researchers at St. Louis: October 7, 2013

Please keep in mind that the date listed above for opening the materials is an estimate.  If there is a significant change to this schedule we will post it in the consultation areas at the National Archives at College Park. You can also check the status of the records at St. Louis at the following website: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis

To request records at the National Archives at St. Louis, please contact that office in one of the following ways:

email: stl.archives@nara.gov or send a letter to:

National Archives at St. Louis
Attention: RL-SL
P.O. Box 38757
St. Louis, MO 63138-1002


Comments

Elizabeth September 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

Mary, the available date in the post reads 3013, but should be 2013.

Frank Ryan September 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

I think your estamate is off by about 1,000 years

Mary (admin) September 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

Whoops! Thanks for catching my typo. The post has been updated.

Mildred Jones September 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Should the address be used for request of personnel records, if so what types of records?
Thanks

Frank Ryan September 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Whew, that makes me feel better!
I don’t think I could have hung on that long.

Mary (admin) September 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

Hi Mildred,

This is a response from Bill Seibert, the Chief of Archival Operations at St. Louis:

Please use the address shown above to contact the National Archives at St. Louis for information concerning or copies of all civilian or military personal data records in its holdings except Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs).

For information concerning or copies of OMPFs, contact the National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138.

Chad September 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Will other holdings of personnel records at College Park also eventually move? Such as the Department of Agriculture personnel files (1862-ca.1940) in RG 16 Entry 184 (finding aid PI 191)? The OPA reference for that collection is 873753.

Eric Jelle September 27, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Mary – hopefully this trans-shipment won’t be delayed by the delay in budgetary approval between Congress and the POTUS administration. Thanks for sharing this.

Mary (admin) September 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Hi Chad,

This is a response from Theresa Fitzgerald from the National Archives at St. Louis:

We do not plan on moving the Department of Agriculture personnel files, RG 16 Entry 184, at this time. However, please anticipate that this may be an action we take in the future. Researchers will be notified of any records that are moved from the College Park facility.

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