Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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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.



White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Science (SC)

File Code Description Research

Science  (3.9 ft; Box 1-10)
This primary subject category contains materials relating to tax credits and federal policies encouraging research and development and in the development of new technologies, government cooperation with the private sector, the role of federal laboratories, the Superconductivity Competitiveness Act and issues regarding the competitiveness of US high technology industries, international cooperation in science and technology and technology transfer issues, high tech and space defense systems, the federal role in science and math education, issues affecting computer industries and semiconductors, the process of selecting a site for the Superconducting Supercollider, issues and legislation regarding biotechnology, annual Science and Technology reports, proposals regarding daylight savings time, alternative fuels, life sciences, and private  proposals involving technology use and inventions.  There is also a small amount of material regarding the First Lady's use of astrology.


Meteorology (0.7 l.ft; Box 10-12)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to weather services, the transferring of weather and land satellites to the private sector, annual reports of National Climate Programs, global climate change and weather forecasts for the President for some of 1987 and 1988.


Oceanography (0.5 l. ft; Box 12-13)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to reports regarding ocean resources and management, the Coastal Zone Management Act, ocean mining and drilling, and the Ocean Principal's Group meetings.


Solar Energy (0.1 l. ft; Box 13)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to solar energy programs and proposals, the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank, and geothermal energy programs.


Weights and Measure (0.2 l. ft; Box 13-14)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to the use of and effects of conversion to the metric system.


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