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 Ralph C. Bledsoe as a Special Assistant to the President

October 5, 1982

The President today appointed Ralph C. Bledsoe as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary to the newly formed Cabinet Council on Management and Administration. Dr. Bledsoe, who is currently Associate Director for the White House Office of Planning and Evaluation, will also serve as Assistant Director of the Office of Policy Development for Management and Administration.

Dr. Bledsoe previously served as a manager and executive with the System Development Corp., a faculty member and program director with the University of Southern California School of Public Administration, a professor of Federal management at the Federal Executive Institute, and a member of the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service. Dr. Bledsoe also served in the United States Air Force.

Dr. Bledsoe earned his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in public administration from the University of Southern California. He received his B.A. degree from Texas A. & M. College.

The Cabinet Council on Management and Administration will formulate governmentwide policies pertaining to executive branch management, administrative, and personnel issues, and will exercise control and supervision over the Reform 88 task force, a long-term program to improve the management and administrative systems of the Federal Government and monitor implementation of the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control.