JAMES F. JUSTIN CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS MUSEUM
The National Personnel Records Center is a facility in St. Louis which contains the personnel records for all federal employees. The Ceneter provided the following instructions as to how to ask for records. Following their message is one provided by the NACCCA which gives their particular insight at to CCC records.
This Facility is the repository of personnel records of former Federal Civilian Employees and medical records of Military dependents treated at Army or Air Force Facilities. Among our holdings are individual personnel-type records pertaining to enrollees in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
We can prepare a Certificate in Lieu of Lost of Destroyed Discharge from the CCC. This certificate contains the seal of the National Archives and Records Administration and is suitable for framing. The form, however, does not have a place for information on the reverse side, so any other information requested would be separate from the certificate.
In order to locate records of service with the CCC, certain identifying information is necessary. At the very least, we will need the exact name used at time of service, date of birth, home address (state), and approximate dates of service. In addition, any other identifying info available will also be helpful in our search. That info may include the location of the CCC service and CCC company number.
As far as other records on file here, the Privacy Act of 1974 and Office of Personnel Management directives require a written request, signed and dated, to access information from those records. Written authorization of the person of record, or proof of that person's death if date of birth is less than 100 years ago, is also needed.
Requests for Civilian Employee information should include the following data pertaining to the person of record.
1. full name used during Federal employment
2. social security number
3. date of birth
4. name of Federal employing agency
5. approximate dates of Federal employment
The request should state the information needed and
CONTAIN THE WRITTEN SIGNATURE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE OR PROPER AUTHORIZATION.
Requests for information on file here should be addressed to the national Personnel Records Center, Civilian Personnel Records, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118.
Personnel and Medical Records of former members of the Military are on file at our Military Records Facility. That office also houses medical records of dependents treated at Navy Hospitals.
In order to access Military Records information, a written request is needed. The inquiry should contain the complete name of the Military person, his branch of service, social security/service number, date of birth, and approximate dates of service. Requests for that information should be addressed to the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132.
Other information is needed to search medical records. If you need specifics of that, please e-mail again.
-- National Records Center
email address firstname.lastname@example.org
As to the Center's use for accessing CCC records, the NACCCA provided to me the following information;
Original CCC Discharges cannot be duplicated. However, the Civilian Personnel Records facility of the Nation Personnel Records Center Prepares and issues Certificates in Lieu of Lost Destroyed CCC Discharges. This form has no provision for documenting a service history. The Center, therefore, cannot provide you with a copy of your microfilmed service record. These records are very hard to read. When these records are illegible and cannot be reproduced, the Center will provide you with a prepared Statement of Service. (Curator's Note, this seems to say you can't get a service record and then says you can. I don't know which is the case).
When writing to the National Personnel Records Center, be very specific in stating the type of information or documents needed. request service information only when it is absolutely necessary as this is a very time-consuming case. In most instances a Certificate in Lieu of (your) Discharge will be sufficent for your needs.
The mailing address is:
National Archives and Records Administration(NARA)
National Personnel Records Center
Civilian Personnel Records
111 Winnebago Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
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