Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

On August 6, join AmericasTownHall virtual celebration "The 19th at 100!" Presented with All in Together, 19th News, the US National Archives, and presidential libraries, a group of women luminaries, and other leading figures will discuss the past, present, and future of women’s equality. The celebration occurs on August 6, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm PDT, to register for this free online event, please see the invitation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-past-present-and-future-tick...


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 reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  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) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

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



Chile Documents 


On September 23, the State Department's Deputy Secretary Higginbottom will join with President Bachelot of Chile in a special ceremony in Washington D.C. to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1976 murder of former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and his assistant Ronni Moffit and the public release of newly declassified documents.

Background information from WHA Press Guidance September 14, 2016:

In 1999, President Bill Clinton tasked certain Executive branch agencies with searching their archives for documents related to the coup in Chile in 1973 that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power and documents related to human rights abuses committed by his government. Thousands of these documents were declassified and released in 1999 and 2000; some were withheld for reasons of national security, personal privacy, and for law enforcement purposes. 

More recently, the Government of Chile requested the United States declassify those documents that were withheld in 1999 and 2000. The State Department and its agency partners worked quickly to identify, review, declassify, and release many of these documents, which took place in coordination with the Secretary's visit to Chile in October 2015. Families of the deceased were notified that the documents would be made public. Since that visit, the State Department has coordinated with other agency partners, and completed the review of the remaining documents for delivery to President Bachelet on September 23, 2016.


State Department documents will be made available to the public on their website. To visit click here

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