Missouri Pacific Historical Society Archives
Our archivist has begun a long term project to protect our assets and to make them easier to access. Items and information will not be available until some time in the middle of 2017. Member requests will be considered on an individual basis.
The MPHS Archives is now located in a new facility in suburban St. Louis. Auxiliary storage sites are located on the grounds of the Musuem of Transportation and at other locations in St. Louis County, Missouri. The mailing address for the archives is:
St. Louis, MO 63123
There are over 2500 items cataloged. These items are available for viewing by any MPHS member. They can also be made available to guests that are doing research projects. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment, to inquire about current archival holdings or for information on donating materials to the Archives.
2013 - Current David Huelsing
2010 - 2012 Brian Flynn
2000 - 2009 Thomas Austin
1996 - 1999 Jerry Howe
Start - 1996 Dale Walker
Brief History of the Archives
Our archives did not get off to a good start until the Society received a facility. Thanks to the generosity of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Museum of Transportation that facility arrived in the form of a caboose. MP 13546 is an Extended Vision cupola caboose built by the International Car Company in January 1972. It operated across the entire Missouri Pacific system until its retirement in 1988. During the month of March, in that same year, it was moved to the Museum of Transportation which is home to several other pieces of preserved Missouri Pacific rolling stock. After restoration was completed, the MPHS Archives was moved inside the caboose. Through the years, it has moved to various locations on the musuem grounds, but it continues to serve the Society as a home to some of the items in our collection. The bulk of our collection and our work space is located in an office type facility in suburban St. Louis. Please contact the archivist for more information.
Museum of Transportation Information
Please do not write or call the museum when attempting to contact the MPHS.