The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO is one of the National Archives and Records Administration’s largest operations. It is a central repository of personnel-related records, both military and civilian. Its mission is to provide world class service to government agencies, military veterans, former civilian Federal employees, family members as well as researchers and historians. This property sits on 23.5 acres and offers 239,690 SF of office, lab and exhibit space with a 235,000 SF archival records center. It houses 2.3 million boxes on 29-box high structural steel shelving record storage, the first of its kind for NARA. The building has complex mechanical and electrical engineering systems designed to protect the records from outside humidity and air contamination to preserve the historic value of the nation’s military personnel records. Working at the building will be more than 800 employees from more than 15 government agencies.
Watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the National Personnel Records Center built for the National Archives & Records Adminstration in St. Louis, Missouri.