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City of St. Louis, Office of the Mayor: John H. Poelker Records

Identifier: LH-wua00119

This collection includes office files, newspaper clippings, correspondence, memorandums, and other materials from Poelker’s term of Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri.


  • 1973-1977


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94.5 linear feet

96 boxes

Biographical Information

John H. Poelker:

• Born in St. Louis

• B.A. St. Louis University

• City Assessor, City of St. Louis, 1953-1957

• Comptroller, City of St. Louis, 1957-1973

• Mayor, City of St. Louis, 1973-1977

• Interim Director, Bi-State Development Agency, 1981- (unknown)

• Winner of St. Louis Award, 1982

• Died in St. Louis, 1990

Arrangement Note

Arranged as an alphabetical subject file.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by Mayor Poelker after 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff in 1990s. Converted to DACS formatting by Miranda Rectenwald in June 2011.

City of St. Louis, Office of the Mayor: John H. Poelker Records
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 February 12: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
  • 2022 June - 2023 May: Additional data cleanup by Steven Vance.

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