Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at Please check our website, or  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

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 our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Digital Library

President Reagan Signing H.R. 4170 the Deficit
Reduction Act of 1984 in the oval office, 7/18/84

The Reagan Digital Library is a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free and open access to the digitized collections of the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library & Museum to everyone, anywhere in the world.

Whether you are a lover of history, a student working on a school project, or a scholar, the Reagan Digital Library allows you to browse through archival documents, just as you could if you came to the Library’s research room in-person. 

Digitized photographs and contact sheets and inventories of audio and video recordings are available on the Audiovisual collection page. Some videos from the Administration are available on our YouTube Channel.

Speeches, public messages, statements, and news conference remarks are available in the Public Papers of the President.

For directions on how to cite Reagan Library records, visit our citation guidelines page. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a visit to our Research Room, contact one of our reference archivists at 


Declassified Documents

Chile Declassification Project

September, 2016 Documents Released

Argentina Declassification Project

December, 2016 Documents Released

Staff and Office Collections

Chief of Staff

Baker, James A. III: Files

Baker, Howard H. Jr.: Files

Cicconi, James W.: Files


Counsel to the President, Office of the 

  Roberts, John G.: Files (Associate Counsel)


Deputy Chief of Staff

Deaver, Michael K.: Files


Drug Abuse Policy Office

Daoulas, Sue H.: Files

Turner, Carlton E.: Files


Policy Development, Office of

Barr, William: Files


Public Liaison, Office of

Blackwell, Morton: Files


 Office of the President

The President's Daily Diary

Presidential Briefing Papers


National Security Council

European and Soviet Affairs Directorate, NSC

Matlock, Jack F.: Files


Executive Secretariat

National Security Decision Directives (NSDDs)

National Security Study Directives (NSSDs)


Speechwriting, Office of

Kenneth L. Khachigian: Files


Gubernatorial Collections

Governor's Papers of the Press Unit

Donated Collections

National Security Affairs, Office of Assistant to the President

Allen, Richard: Papers

US News & World Report

Fritz, Sara: Papers

Topic Guides