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.



Designation of Jerald Conway Newman as Chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

May 11, 1987

The President today announced his intention to designate Jerald Conway Newman to be chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. He would succeed Kenneth Y. Tomlinson.

Since 1985 Mr. Newman has been an investment banking and management consultant in New York. Prior to this, he was the president of Bowery Savings Bank, 1982 - 1985; executive vice president, Bank Leumi Trust Co. of New York, 1973 - 1982; and assistant to the president and director of personnel for National Westminster Bank USA, 1966 - 1973.

Mr. Newman graduated from New York University (B.S., 1953; M.B.A., 1954). He was in the New York State Guard, 1956 - 1958. He was born January 10, 1932, in New York, NY. He is married, has three children, and resides in North Woodmere, NY.