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 on the Senate Confirmation of Alan Greenspan To Be a Member and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

August 3, 1987

I welcome the Senate's confirmation of Dr. Alan Greenspan as a member and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. I appreciate the Senate's expeditious consideration of his nomination and the overwhelming support afforded him by the Banking Committee and the Senate. Dr. Greenspan will now be able to assume his post as Chairman Volcker departs office.

Dr. Greenspan's experience in both the public and private sectors, spanning the last three decades, superbly qualifies him for this important and challenging position. His years of prior service to the Government, including his tenure as Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, have given him a broad perspective on the role of government and the operation of the Federal Reserve. In the private sector, Dr. Greenspan successfully practiced his profession as an economist and shared his talents through teaching. Dr. Greenspan will carry on the important traditions of an independent Federal Reserve System, dedicated to stability and economic growth while maintaining the safety and soundness of the banking system.