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.



Statement Following a Meeting With Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky

May 21, 1987

Austrian Chancellor Vranitzky and I have had a very good meeting. We talked over a set of international issues, including arms reductions and cooperation against terrorism. Chancellor Vranitzky explained to me the reaction of the Austrian Government and public to the U.S. Government's decision on Mr. Waldheim. I explained to the Chancellor the statutory basis for the decision. I also assured the Chancellor that the United States and Austria will remain close friends. We both share a strong commitment to human rights and democracy. I also told the Chancellor that Austria has every reason to be proud of its record since World War II. Its many achievements include assisting thousands of refugees fleeing political and religious persecution and providing a haven for emigrating Soviet Jews. Austria has also actively worked toward creating a more peaceful world. Austrian soldiers are helping U.N. peacekeeping efforts in Cyprus and in the Golan Heights. Both of us agreed at the conclusion of our meeting to work together to strengthen further the strong ties of friendship that exist between our two nations.

Note: On April 27, the Justice Department denied a visa to Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.