Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

All unprocessed Reagan Presidential records are administered under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and may be requested by submitting a FOIA request. For further information see the following laws and regulations:

How to File a FOIA Request

FOIA requests must be submitted in writing. The Reagan Library will accept requests through regular mail, FAX, or email.

Include the following information in your request:

      1. Your permanent address and phone number (as well as a fax number and email address, if available).
      2. Write “FOIA Request” on both your letter and envelope (or in the subject line of your email).
      3. You may also download our and complete the required information. You may attach the form to an email request or include it in a letter request.
      4. Describe the records you want to access in as much detail as possible. Information that might provide such detail includes:
        • Names of specific White House offices or staff members
        • Specific events, speeches, issues, or folder titles
        • Specific or approximate dates of events, speeches, or records
        • Assistance with finding these details can be found on the textual, audiovisual and Public Papers of the President finding aids.

General topic guides, which include material from previous Reagan Library FOIA requests can be found here.

Send your request to the Reagan Presidential Library

You may mail, email or fax your request for Reagan Presidential Library records to the following:

FOIA Coordinator
Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley CA 93065

Subject line: FOIA Request

Subject line: FOIA Request

For questions regarding filing a FOIA request please contact a Reagan Library Archivist at for assistance.