First in the Path of the Firemen - The Fate of the 1890 Population Census
Blake, Kellee. 1996. Prologue, National Archives and Records Administration. 28:1.
Humanitarian tragedy: Fire exterminated one of the Kamianets-Podilsky Archives' Warehouses
Records destruction in the Ukraine due to fire in 2003.
Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee
NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
St. Louis, Missouri. One of the National Archives and Records Administration's largest operations. A central repository of personnel-related records, both military and civil service.
Civilian Personnel Records
Houses the official personnel folders, employee medical folders & personnel documents back to the mid-nineteenth century.
Military Personnel Records NPRC (MPR)
Military personnel & medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century.
Alternate Record Sources
When proof of military service is needed, NPRC(MPR) attempts to reconstruct certain basic service data from these alternate sources.
The 1973 Fire at the National Personnel Records Center (St. Louis, MO)
Discusses the records which were lost in this disastrous fire and those which survived.
Syria Gate - Ebla
Sometimes when a library burns, it actually preserves the records it keeps.
The Condition of the Ebla Tablets
The Records Were Burned... Were They?
By Sue Powell Morgan.[The original link is broken. This link points to an archived copy on the Wayback Machine]
What to Do When the Courthouse Has Burned and You are All Out of.
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