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 Please check our website, or  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)


Appointment of Roger Bolton as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison

May 20, 1988

The President today announced the appointment of Roger Bolton to be Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison. He will serve as liaison with business and professional organizations.

Since July of 1985 Mr. Bolton has been Assistant United States Trade Representative for Public Affairs and Private Sector Liaison. Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs, 1984 - 1985; director of speechwriting for the Reagan-Bush campaign, 1984; press secretary for the Joint Economic Committee, 1983; administrative assistant and press secretary for Representative Clarence J. Brown, 1975 - 1982; and a reporter for the Marion (Ohio) Star, 1972 - 1974.

Mr. Bolton graduated from Ohio State University (B.A., 1972). He was born June 12, 1950, in St. Louis, MO. He is married and resides in Reston, VA.