May 29, 2022

"National Archives opens new facility in St. Louis" + Behind the Scenes Video

From the AP:

Elvis Presley, Charles Lindbergh, John Coltrane and Jackie Robinson all have something in common in St. Louis.

Their military records are now on file in the National Archives’ new $115 million facility opening Saturday. The National Personnel Records Center -is one of 44 Archives sites across the country and houses millions of files for those who served in the military and civil service. Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper says the St. Louis facility will be its largest outside Washington.

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See Also: National Archives Celebrates New St. Louis Facility with Three Video Presentation (via NARA)

  • Veterans Personnel Records at the National Archives, St. Louis (3:43)
  • Preservation Lab at the National Archives, St. Louis (3:18)
  • Public Research Room at the National Archives, St. Louis (2:49)

See Also: Fast Facts About the New Facility (via NARA)

See Also: More Material About the New Facility in this NARA Press Kit Including Special Issue of Prologue magazine and The St. Louis Post Dispatch Commemorative Issue

See Also: The National Personnel Records Center Web Site

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