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 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: Welfare (WE)

This primary category contains material relating to the welfare, environment and physical fitness of all people; developing community welfare services; physically handicapped; family planning; and social trends.

File Code Description Research
Availability
WE

Welfare

Partial
WE001

Children

Partial
WE001-01

Child Welfare Services

Partial
WE002

Correctional Institutions

Partial
WE003

Family Planning – Abortion (6.8 l.ft.; boxes 1-17 + Oversize Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the abortion controversy and other aspects of family planning. Most material pertains to abortion, including proposed laws and Constitutional amendments that would restrict it, the use of federal funds by groups involved with abortion and family planning (such as under Title X of the Public Health Service Act), the 1984 International Conference on Population and Abortion, the use of federal funds for international organizations involved in abortion and other aspects of family planning, parental notification for minors seeking abortions, Presidential messages to pro-life groups, and Administration correspondence on abortion with organizations and individuals (mostly those opposed to unrestricted abortion). There is also correspondence pertaining to the 1982 “Baby Doe” infanticide case, and a few reports and other documents pertaining to organizations involved with adoption (cf. WHORM Subject File category WE001-01). Finally, there is material (mostly 1986-1989) that pertains more generally to pro-family issues and groups, including Administration working groups on the family.

Open
WE004

Fund Drives

Partial
WE004-01

United Community Campaigns

Partial
WE005

Geriatrics

Partial
WE006

Physical Fitness

Partial
WE007

Social Security

Partial
WE008

Vocational Rehabilitation

Partial
WE009

Youth Programs

Partial
WE010

Poverty Programs

Partial

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