The Reagan Library archival staff creates topic guides for our open and available material. Most of these topics were generated by specific Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for material at the Library. We continue to add related material as it becomes available. Material on the topic guides come from the White House Staff and Office Collections, the White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) Subject Files, and the WHORM Alphabetical Files. An overview of the entire Reagan Presidential Collection is available in the Guide to Holdings.
The folders and case files listed on these topic guides may still have withdrawn material due to FOIA restrictions. Most frequently withdrawn material includes national security classified material, personal privacy issues, protection of the President, etc.
Subject or Topic:
Abbott, Shirley L.
Abernathy, Rev. Ralph
Advance Operations Manual (Office of Presidential Advance)
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) - See Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Agnew, Spiro T.
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
Air Force One
Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) Strike
Alito, Samuel A
Allen, Richard: Investigation
Alvarez Martinez, General Gustavo (Honduras)
Ambros, Otto and Involvement with W.R. Grace and Company
American Family Life Assurance Company
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Amnesty - Clemency - Pardons
Amos, John B.
Andropov, Yuri (General Secretary, USSR)
Anglo-American Trust, European
Annenberg, Ambassador Walter and Mrs. (Lenore)
Anti-Apartheid Act, The Comprehensive (H.R. 4868) - Veto and Override
Appeals, Courts of, United States: Judicial Nominees
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Arrow Air Flight 1285 - Crash (Gander, New Foundland, 12/12/1985)
Arts & Humanities
Assassination Attempt on Ronald Reagan
Astrology Use by the Reagans
Atlanta Child Murders
Attorney Fees re: H.R. 2378
Augusta, Georgia Hostage Situation, 1983
Automation, Federal Office
AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System)
Baltic Freedom Day
Bell, Terrell H. (Secretary of Education)
Berlin Disco Bombing
Biological Technology - Includes Biomedical Engineering, Genetics
Bitburg, Germany - Trip to
Bloomingdale, Alfred and Betsy
Bob Jones University
Boggs, Danny J.
Bohemian Grove, Bohemian Club
Boren, David L.
Brandenburg Gate Speech, 06/12/1987 (Berlin)
British Royal Family
Brooke, Edward W.
Brown, Robert J.
Bruce, Evangeline and David
Buckley, William - Kidnapping and Murder
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
Burford, Anne Gorsuch - Investigation
Busing and School Desegregation Policies
Cabinet Council on Commerce and Trade
Cancun Summit, 10/21/1981-10/23/1981
Caribbean Basin Initiative
The Cato Institute
Cavazos, Lauro F. (Secretary of Education)
Central America Working Groups
CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act)
Chappie, Eugene (Gene) A.
Chemical Weapons, Chemical Warfare, Biological Weapons
Cheney, Richard B. (Dick)
Chernenko, Konstantin (General Secretary, USSR)
Christmas at the White House
Citizens for a Sound Economy
Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988—Veto and Override
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act, 1987 [H.R 1 Veto and Override]
Clinch River Breeder Reactor
Clinton, William J. (Bill)
CNN Litigation/Access to White House Pool
Cohn, Roy M.
Collins, Marva N.
Colvin, William B. (Bill)
Commission on Security and Cooperation In Europe (CSCE)
Communications, Defense and National Security
Congressional Meetings with National Security Advisers (1987-89)
Conservative Advocacy Groups
Coolidge, President Calvin
Cooper, John Sherman
Coors, Holly and Joseph
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
Council for National Policy
Crime Control Act, 1983
Criminal Justice Reform Act
Curran, Edward A.
D’Amato, Alfonse M. (Al) - Correspondence with White House
Daniels, Legree S.
Dart, Justin Sr.
Davis, Sammy (Sammy Davis Jr.)
Daylight Savings Time
Deaver, Michael - Investigation
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Defense Management, President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on (Packard Commission)
Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 (DEFRA)
Dent, Harry S.
Deregulation - See Regulations, Federal
Devore, Charles S.
District Courts, United States, Judicial Nominees
Dobson, Dr. James B.
Dodge, David - Kidnapping
Dolan, John T. (Terry)
Donovan, Raymond J. - Investigation
Downsizing, Plant Closings, Plant Closing Provision of H.R. 3 Omnibus Trade & Competitiveness Act of 1988, Employment, Unemployment
Dozier, General James/Red Brigade - Kidnapping Incident
Drug Abuse Policy
Economic Bill of Rights (EBOR)
The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (ERTA)
Edwards Air Force Base
Egypt Air 648 - Hijacking Incident
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Ellis, Thomas F.
Emergency Mobilization Preparedness Board (EMPB)
Employment/Unemployment See - Downsizing
Engen, Donald E.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials, Investigation of
Equal Education Opportunity Act
Equal Employment Working Group See- Thomas, Clarence
Equal Rights Amendment
“Evil Empire” Speech, 03/08/1983
Exclusive Economic Zone
Executive Orders 12291 and 12498 (Regulations/Regulatory Reform)
Executive Orders 12333, 12334, 12036 - Intelligence Agencies
Executive Order 12356 - Identifying and Protecting Classified (National Security) Material
Executive Order 12615 (Commercial Activities/Contracting)
Executive Order 12666 (FAA and Federal Labor/Management Relations)
Extraterrestrials and UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects)
Fair Housing See: Housing
Falkland War, American Diplomacy Re:
Falwell, Re. Jerry
Family Support Act of 1988, The
Farewell Address to the Nation, 01/11/1989
Farm Bill Proposals, 1985-1986
Federal Credit Reform Act of 1987
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Pay and Pensions
Federal Reserve Board
Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC)
First Lady, Role of
Fitzsimmons, Frank - Meetings with President Reagan
Fletcher, Arthur A.
Focus on the Family
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Foreign Aid Authorization Act of 1985
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Forgy, Lawrence E. "Larry"
Fowler, Mark S. (FCC Chairman)
Frawley, Patrick J.
The Freedom Council - Founded by CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), 1981
Gallegly, Elton W.
Genetic Research See Biomedical Engineering
Geneva Convention, Additional Protocols to the
Genocide - Includes Genocide Treaty & Genocide Convention
Global Positioning System for International CivilUse Post Shoot Down of KAL Fight 007
Gold, Issues Re: Gold Standard, Gold Commission
Gorbachev, Mikhail - General Secretary, USSR
Gore, Albert (Al), Jr.
Gorsuch Burford, Anne - See Burford, Anne Gorsuch - Investigation
Graham, Rev. Billy
Graziano, John V.
Grove City College and the Civil Rights Restoration Act
Hanley, William L.
Health Care Policy
Heckler, Margaret M., Re:
Helman, Gerald B., Re:
Heseltine, Deputy Prime Minister Michael
Highway Bill, 1987 - Veto
HIV (AIDS) Blood Test Patent Negotiations
Homosexuality, Gays, and Gay Rights
Huffington, Roy Michael
Human Rights and Democratization
Huntsman, Jon, Jr.
Hussein, Saddam - Attack on Kurds, 1988
Immigration and Naturalization
Independent Counsel Investigations
Indian Policy, American
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
Infanticide Re: Handicapped Infants
Insanity Defense - See Criminal Justice Reform Act
Inslaw, Inc.: PROMIS Software
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Financial Institutions - International Monetary Fund (IMF); Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs); the World Bank
Iran Contra Speeches, 11/13/1986, 12/02/1986, 03/04/1987
Jackson, Henry "Scoop" M.
Jackson, Rev. Jesse L.
Japanese-American Reparation Act of 1988, the (H.R. 442, S. 1009) & Civil Liberties Act of 1987 and 1988
Jenkins, James E.
Jewish Organizations / Issues
Johnson, Clarence L. (Kelly)
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Joint Chiefs of Staff, the
Jorgensen, Earle and Marion
Judicial Selection (U.S. Courts of Appeal; U.S. District Courts only - for Supreme Court See: Supreme Court)
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of
Kaufman, Judge Irving R.
Kennedy, John F.
Kerr, Malcolm - Murder, Beirut, Lebanon, 01/18/1984
Kerry, John F.
Kilburn, Peter C.-Kidnapping/Murder (Beirut, Lebanon, 12/01/1984-04/18/1985)
King, Coretta Scott
Knights of Columbus
Korean Airlines (KAL 007) - Shoot Down Incident, 08/31/1983
Korean War Veterans
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Kuwaiti Airliner - Hijacking Incident, 12/04/1984
Lahaye, Reverend Tim
Latinos - See Hispanic Americans
Law of the Sea
Lefever, Ernest W.
Legal Services Corporation
Legislative Strategy Group
Line of the Day
Linnas, Karl & Anu Linnas
Luns, Joseph M.A.H.
Luttig, J. Michael
Macdonald, Donald Ian
Mansfield, Ambassador Mike
Maranatha Campus Ministries
Marine Barracks, Beirut, Lebanon - Bombing Incident, 10/23/1983
Marines in El Salvador, Bombing Incident, June 1985
Maritime Relations, U.S.
Marlenee, Rep. Ron
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mas Canosa, Jorge L.
Matagorda Island, Texas
Maxwell, (Ian) Robert
Mclaughlin, Ann Dore
Medenica, Dr. Rajko
Meese, Edwin - Investigation
Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act
Mele Hall, Marianne
Military Spouses / Military Spouses Protection Act
Mobutu, Sese Seko - See: Zaire
Mongolian People's Republic
Montoya, Richard T.
Moon, Reverend Sun Myung
Moral Majority, Inc.
Moscow State University Speech, 05/31/1988
Moscow Summit, May 1988
Mudd, Dr. Samuel A.
Mukasey, Michael B.
Multilateral Development Banks
Multinational Force and Observers
Murdoch, Rupert, 1983
National Aerospace Plane
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Child Safety Council, the
National Credit Union Administration
National Endowment for Democracy/Project Democracy
National Education Association (NEA)
National Prayer Breakfast
National Productivity and Innovation Act
National Public Radio (NPR)
National Security Decision Directives
National Security Classified Information
National Security Strategy
National Urban League
Native Hawaiian Study Commission
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
New Zealand Port Access Issue/NSDD 193
Nixon, Richard M.
Nofziger, Lyn - Investigation
Notre Dame, University of
Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers
Nuclear Weapons Free Zone
Nuclear Winter Or the Effects of A Nuclear War
O’Connor, Sandra Day
Olson, Theodore B.
Olympics (Summer: 1984: Los Angeles, Ca)
Olympics (Summer: 1988: Seoul, Korea)
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 See - Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
Omnibus Trade and Competitveness Act of 1988, H.R. 3 See: Downsizing
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
O’Neill, Thomas “Tip”, Selected Files Re:
Operation Majestic 12 (Mj-12 Document)
Order of Malta
Packard Commission - Defense Management, President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on
Pak, Bo Hi
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Pan American Flight 73 - Hijacking Incident, 09/05/1986
Pan American Flight 103 - Bombing Incident (Lockerbie Scotland 12/21/1988)
Parker, J.A. (Jay)
PATCO Strike - 1981 See - Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) Strike
Pendleton, Clarence M., Jr.
Peters, Ruth O.
Phillip Morris Company
Phillips, Karen Borlaug
Pierce, Samuel R., Jr.
Plant Closings, Plant Closing Provision of H.R. 3 Omnibus Trade & Competitiveness Act of 1988 See - Downsizing
Polls, Public Opinion
Pope John Paul II
Popular Media, 1980s (Includes the Day After; Amerika; Red Dawn; & Threads)
Powell, General Colin L.
Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving
Presidential Proposals of the 97th Congress
Presidential Proposals of the 98th Congress
Presidential Proposals of the 99th Congress
Presidential Proposals of the 100th Congress
Presidential Signing Statements
Presidential Task Forces
President's Economic Policy Advisory Board (PEPAB)
President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission)
President’s Special Review Board (Tower Board)
Prince and Princess of Wales
Princess Margaret (United Kingdom)
Procurement, Government Re: Civil Rights, Affirmative Action, Contract Set-Asides, Earmarks (Women and Minorities)
Project Democracy See: National Endowment for Democracy/Project Democracy
Protestant Churches (Church Groups, Events or Issues)
Protocol, Chief of [Leonore Annenberg]
Reagan, Nancy See - First Lady, Role of the
“Revolving Door” Legislation
Reykjavik Summit, October 1986
Rickover, Admiral Hyman
Right to Work
Roberts, John G.
Robertson, Rev. Pat
Rome / Vienna Airport Shootings, 12/27/1985
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Ruckelshaus, Jill S.
Russia See: Soviet Union
Salvatori, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. (Grace)
Saturday Radio Speeches
Schneerson, Rabbi Menachem M.
School Desegregation See: Busing and School Desegregation
School Lunch Program
Schulz, Charles ("Peanuts, " "Snoopy")
Schweitzer, Major General Robert
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Senior Staff Meetings
Sentencing / Sentencing Guidelines
Sessions, Jefferson B.
Siljander, Mark D.
Singlaub, General John A. (Jack)
Small and Minority Business Ownership, Advisory Committee on
Small Business/Small Business Administration
Smith, Herman Jared
Smith, Mary Louise
Smith, William French
Society of the Cincinnati
South Florida Task Force Working Group
South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone
Soviet Union, 1917-1991 - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
Southwest Border Initiative
Special Investigations, Office of/Department of Justice
Speeches by President Ronald
Standby Petroleum Allocation Act (S. 1503)
State Dinners, Guest Lists for Selected
State of the Union Speeches
Stealth Aircraft and Low Observable Programs
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)(“Star Wars”) Speech, 03/23/1983
Sullivan, Rev. Leon H.
Sybert, Richard P.
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA)
Tax Reform Act of 1986
Television Office, White House Office of
Terrorist Incidents, Reagan Administration
Thatcher, Prime Minister Margaret
Thomas, Clarence - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant - Accident, 1979
Tobacco Products, Tobacco Trade, Smoking, Federal Trade Commission, National Cancer Institute, Public Health Service
Toote, Gloria E.
Toronto Economic Summit, 1988
Tower Board See - President’s Special Review Board (Tower Board)
Towery, R. Kenneth
Transportation User Fees
Trudeau, Prime Minister Pierre
Truman, Harry S
Turkey/Greece Tensions See Greece/Turkey Tensions
Turner, Carlton E.
Tuttle, Holmes and Mrs.
TWA Flight 847 - Hijacking and Hostage Incident, 06/14/1985-06/30/1985
Ukrainian Famine, Commission on the
Unification Church (The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity)
Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act
United Kingdom, U.S. Ambassadors to the
United Nations, The
US Car One (Presidential Train)
US Council for World Freedom
US Court of Military Appeals
US Embassy in Kuwait - Bombing Incident, 12/12/1983
US Embassy, Lebanon - Bombing Incident, 04/18/1983
US Hostages - Lebanon, 1980s
United States Information Agency (USIA)
US-Israel Free Trade Implementation Act (1985)
United States Postal Rate Commission
United States School of the Americas
USSR See: Soviet Union
USS Sequoia, Presidential Yacht
US-USSR Maritime Boundary
Vaccine Injury Compensation Act of 1986, the
Venice Economic Summit, 1987 & Trip to Europe
Vice President Task Force on Combatting Terrorism
Vienna Airport Shootings, 12/27/1985
Vietnam Veterans/Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial/ Vietnam Unknown Soldier
Viguerie, Richard A.
Voice of America (VOA)
Volunteer Force, All
Voting Rights Act of 1982
Vouchers (Tuition Tax Credit)
Wallace, Charles/Wallace and Wallace Company
War Powers Resolution
Washington Summit, December 1987
Watt, James (Secretary of Interior)
Weyrich, Paul M.
Whetstone, Frank A.
White, Sir Gordon
White House Fellows
White House Mess Menus
White House Science Council
White House Staff Management and Organization -1981
Wick, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Williams, Rev. Hosea L.
Williams, Walter E.
Wilson, William (Ambassador) and Mrs. Wilson
Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food Program (WICS) - See: Food Stamps
Woodson, Robert L.
World Anti-Communist League
World Bank See - International Financial Institutions
World Health Organization
Wright, Joseph E.