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.



Appointment of James L. Hooley as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance

May 8, 1987

The President today announced the appointment of James L. Hooley as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance.

Mr. Hooley was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance on June 3, 1985. He will continue in his role as Director of Presidential Advance. In that position, Mr. Hooley has been responsible for the planning and direction of the President's public events and activities. Mr. Hooley joined the White House as a member of the President's advance staff in September 1982. Mr. Hooley resigned from the White House staff following the 1984 Republican National Convention to work on the Reagan-Bush reelection campaign. At Reagan-Bush he acted as director of advance for Presidential appearances. Then Mr. Hooley was appointed group director for Presidential events for the 50th Presidential inauguration. Prior to his White House service, Mr. Hooley served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor. He has been working for Ronald Reagan since May 1978, serving as an advance man and organization consultant until the 1980 election. Prior to that time, he had served in several national and statewide campaigns as a political consultant.

Mr. Hooley graduated from the American University (B.A., 1974). He was born May 9, 1951, in Albany, NY. Mr. Hooley currently resides in Alexandria, VA.