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City of St. Louis, Executive Secretary to the Mayor: A.J. Wilson Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LH-wua00369

This collection contains files from A.J. Wilson's tenure at the St. Louis County Municipal League and the St. Louis Office of the Mayor. The collection is particularly strong in the areas of public housing (especially the administration of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project) and mass transit (especially the administration of the Bi-State Development Agency).


  • Creation: 1970-1976


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15.5 linear feet

16 boxes

Biographical Information

A.J. Wilson was formerly Executive Director of the St. Louis County Municipal League (1970-1971). In April of 1971 he became Executive Secretary to then-Mayor Alfonso J. Cervantes and continued to serve in that capacity under John H. Poelker (1973-1976).  Mayor Poelker delegated to Wilson the responsibility of overseeing the Federal funds which were directed to solving large metropolitan areas.  In 1976 Wilson left St. Louis to take a position in Portland, Maine.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

City of St. Louis, Executive Secretary to the Mayor: A.J. Wilson Records
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 February 16: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Local History Collecting Area

Miranda Rectenwald
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495