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.



White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Postal Service (PO)

File Code Description Research

Postal Service (3.1 l. ft; Box 1-8)

This primary category contains material relating to postal services including lost mail, insurance claims for lost items; postal rate hikes, reductions in service or closing or transferring of post office branches, and accusations of mail fraud; information and opinions on the roll-out of the “Zip +4” nine-digit postal code; multiple requests for commemorative stamp subjects; referrals to the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee regarding commemorative stamp subjects; Presidential participation at the unveiling of new stamps and requests for Presidential endorsements for stamp subjects; franking privileges and abuses of franking; Congressional and agency requests to eliminate postal rates for mail and aid packages to Poland; ideas for improving postal service such as automated sorting and reorganizations, partnerships with private firms, and/or outright privatization of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS); cooperation between the USPS and private mail box locations; a mailing campaign from non-profit organizations asking for “stabilization of postal rates” particularly for third class and bulk mail; and finalization of postal treaties and conventions with various countries. 

This category also contains material about the United States Postal Service involvement with the newly emerging “electronic mail service,” known as e-com in the early 1980s. This category contains material regarding the Electronic Computer Originating Mail Service, a prototype email service to be provided by the U.S. Post Service; continued lobbying from private firms and the trade group, Ad Hoc Committee for Computer Telecommunications (ACCT) to prevent the USPS from beginning an email service; and as a peripheral part of this discussion, support or protests regarding the Private Express Statutes which gave the USPS a monopoly of mail delivery. 


Material regarding the in-house White House e-mail service and their contractors is located in Subject File Category WH007


Material regarding “duck stamps,” required licenses for waterfowl hunting in the United States, has been transferred to Subject File Category NR002 (Fish – Wildlife).


Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research