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)


Statement on the Retirement of Representative John Duncan of Tennessee

May 27, 1988

Today I learned that my good friend John Duncan has announced that he will not run for reelection to the House of Representatives from the Second District of Tennessee. John was first elected to the House in 1964 to the seat held by Howard Baker's father and then his mother. John's service in the succeeding decades has demonstrated the highest dedication and commitment to the well-being of the Nation and his beloved State of Tennessee. In recent years, his leadership as ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee has proved critical to ensuring fiscal responsibility in the Federal Government.

Nancy and I wish John and Lois the very best of everything always.