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 Mark L. Edelman To Be United States Ambassador to Cameroon

May 26, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark L. Edelman, of Missouri, to be Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Cameroon. He would succeed Myles Robert Rene Frechette.

Mr. Edelman was a management intern and Africa budget analyst for the United States Information Agency in Washington, DC, from 1965 to 1967. He then served as a cost analyst for the Planning Research Corp., in Washington, DC, in 1968. Thereafter he became a budget examiner for the Bureau of the Budget, Office of Management and Budget, 1968 - 1972. He left to serve in the gubernatorial campaign staff of Christopher S. Bond in St. Louis, MO, in 1972. From 1973 to 1976, Mr. Edelman was State budget director, Jefferson City, MO, to be followed as deputy commissioner of administration, Office of Administration, Jefferson City. He became legislative assistant to Senator John C. Danforth in Washington, DC, 1977 - 1981. In 1981 he served for awhile as program analyst for the Agency for International Development before joining the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, 1981 - 1983. Mr. Edelman then joined the Agency for International Development, first as senior advisor to the Administrator and Executive Secretary, 1983 - 1984, and since 1984 he has been Assistant Administrator for Africa.

Mr. Edelman graduated from Oberlin College (A.B., 1965). He was born June 27, 1943, in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Edelman is married and resides in Washington, DC.