Reagan Library Closure

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. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. 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. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. 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)


Citing Guide

Citations should identify items clearly, specify their file locations, and end with reference to the Ronald Reagan Library.  Citation examples for different collections are listed below:

For the WHORM Subject File:
Letter, Ronald Reagan to Daniel James, Feb. 6, 1984, ID #183417, ND016, WHORM: Subject File, Ronald Reagan Library

For the WHORM Alpha File:
Telegram, Daniel K. Inouye to George P. Shultz, March 7, 1985, folder "Inouye, Daniel K.," WHORM: Alpha File, Ronald Reagan Library

For Staff Member and Office File collections:
Memo, Elizabeth Dole to Edwin Meese, Sept. 5, 1984, folder "Air Traffic Control (AT 6605)," box OA 11850, Edwin Meese Files, Ronald Reagan Library

For Ronald Reagan Governor's Papers:
Public Opinion Poll, by Republican National Committee, April 29, 1968, folder "Polls: 1968 (1 of 2)," Box RS16, Research Unit, Ronald Reagan Governor's Papers, Ronald Reagan Library.

Report, "Program Standards for Early and Periodic Screening: Medi-Screen," folder, ibid, Box H27, Agency Library, Health and Welfare Agency, Ronald Reagan Governor's Papers, Ronald Reagan Library.

For Reagan Library Website:
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  "Chronology of Ronald Reagan's Presidency, 1979-89." (accessed 18 May 2016)

"Remarks on East-West Relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin June 12, 1987."  The Public Papers of President Ronald W. Reagan.  Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. /sites/default/files/archives/speeches/1987/061287d.htm (accessed 18 May 2015)

For Vertical File:
Use a citation format appropriate for the original publication but include [Reference Copy from Vertical File, Ronald Reagan Library]

For Oral Histories:
Audio tape, WH exit interview with Edwin Harper, July 5, 1983, Oral History – WH Exit Interviews, Ronald Reagan Library

For the Student Research File:
Memo, Fred F. Fielding to James A. Baker III, June 15, 1983, ID # 68, Student Research Files: PATCO, Ronald Reagan Library