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 Paul Matthews Cleveland To Be United States Ambassador to New Zealand

November 1, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul Matthews Cleveland, of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to New Zealand. He would succeed H. Monroe Browne.

Mr. Cleveland served with the Department of Navy as a management analyst in the Office of Management in 1956 - 1957. He entered on duty as a Foreign Service officer with the Department of State in 1957 and became a staff aide to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations in 1958. In 1959 Mr. Cleveland went to Canberra, Australia, as economic, then political officer, where he served until 1962. He then became Ambassador's aide in Bonn, Germany, in 1963 - 1964. In 1964 - 1965 he took academic training and received his M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. From there he went to Jakarta, Indonesia, as economic officer, where he served until 1968, when he returned to the Department as an economic officer in the Office of Fuels and Energy. In 1970 he became special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian Affairs, departing in 1973 to become political/military officer, then political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. In 1977 he was named Deputy Director and Director of Regional Affairs in the Bureau of East Asian Affairs in the Department. In 1980 - 1981 Mr. Cleveland was Director of Thai Affairs, and in 1981 - 1982 he was Director of Korean Affairs. Since 1982 he has been deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea.

Mr. Cleveland graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1953) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1965). He was a pilot in the United States Air Force in 1953 - 1956. His foreign language is German. He is married to the former Carter Sellwood, and they have four children. He was born August 25, 1931, in Boston, MA.