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.



Nomination of James H. Michel To Be United States Ambassador to Guatemala

May 7, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate James H. Michel, of Virginia, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Guatemala. He would succeed Alberto Martinez Piedra.

Mr. Michel was employed as a clerk and fingerprint technician at the metropolitan police department in St. Louis, MO, 1958 - 1965. He joined the Department of State in 1965 and first served as attorney - adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser until 1971, when he was named Deputy Assistant Legal Adviser. In 1973 Mr. Michel became Assistant Legal Adviser, and in 1977 Deputy Legal Adviser. Since 1983 Mr. Michel has been Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.

Mr. Michel graduated from St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1965). He was born August 25, 1939, in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Michel is married, has four children, and resides in Falls Church, VA.