1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 7, 2021 9:15 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking records of John F Flynn

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      I am looking for any information on John F Flynn 1913 -1942. Born Chicago Ill. He was employed as a Treasury clerk at the US Embassy in London in 1936 (arrived in London September 1936).

        • Re: Seeking records of John F Flynn
          Rachael Salyer Tracker

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          If you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of John F. Flynn’s Official Personnel File (OPF). OPFs and medical information for individuals who worked for the U.S. government in a civilian capacity before 1952 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). Please email RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov and  include the full name used during Federal employment, date of birth, Social Security Number (if applicable), name and location of the employing Federal agency, beginning and ending dates of Federal Service. For more information, please check the Official Personnel Folders (OPF), Archival Holdings and Access website.


          In addition, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located numerous series related to the U.S. Embassy in London that may be of interest to you. Most of these records are part of the Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (Record Group 84). You may contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these and similar records.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RL-SL and RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!