National Personnel Records Center

A three-story, pale-colored building with lettering of National Archives and Records Administration and flags flying in front.

For information on official records, please visit the National Archives and Records Administration's National Personnel Records Center website:

The National Personnel Records Center — an office and storage facility for the National Archives at St. Louis — was officially dedicated Oct. 15, 2011. The NPRC is the repository for millions of archival holdings of official military personnel files from all services during the 20th century after World War I. It also houses civilian and other related records.

Record storage areas meet facility standards for fire safety, as well as strict regulations for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and humidity controls. In addition, the building is certified in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program.

Bus service is convenient for public access, as well as 700 on-site parking spaces for workers and visitors.

Building Location

1 Archives Dr.
St. Louis, Missouri 63138

Located in northeast St. Louis County, the facility is adjacent to Interstate 270 and Highway 367.

Building Details

Designed to be a LEED®-certified facility, the 475,000-square-foot building sits on a 23-acre site with more than seven acres under roof. It has the capacity to store 2.3 million cubic feet of records. Holdings include more than 100 million official military personnel files, organizational and auxiliary files, and official personnel folders of former civilian federal personnel who separated prior to 1973. The facility is the home to more than 700 NPRC staff and 14 other federal agencies. It contains a state-of-the-art preservation laboratory for records conservation, two large research rooms and a multi-purpose room for meetings, exhibits and public outreach.

To watch NARA-produced videos on how the NPRC serves American veterans, former civil service employees and their families, visit their YouTube channel. Learn about the records-retrieval process, the work in the preservation laboratory, and the public research room.


GSA leases the facility from PH NARA, LLC, a subsidiary of The Molasky Group of Companies. For more information, contact GSA’s St. Louis West Field Office.

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Last Reviewed: 2020-05-08