NARA Coast to Coast: The New National Personnel Records Center

This guest blog post is by Theresa Fitzgerald and Wanda Williams, archivists at the National Personnel Records Center.

The National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has moved into a new 474,000 square-foot facility at 1 Archives Drive in north St. Louis County.


New National Personnel Records Center
New National Personnel Records Center


With a current workforce of nearly 800 employees, the new facility represents the largest group of NARA personnel outside of the greater Washington D.C. area. The new building will be the permanent home for more than 100 million personnel files of veterans and former civil servants from as far back as the mid-19th Century.

Centrally located in the Midwest, NPRC’s repositories consists of military and civilian personnel files of individuals from all 50 States and the U.S. Territories. The massive collection also includes the records of foreign persons who were employed by the U.S. government on projects abroad. The National Personnel Records Center and National Archives at St. Louis are part of a nationwide network of NARA’s 44 Federal facilities of regional archives, Federal records centers, Presidential libraries, and its Washington, D.C. and College Park, MD, offices.

For more information about the NPRC, visit

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