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)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Nomination of Ann D. McLaughlin To Be Secretary of Labor

November 3, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ann D. McLaughlin to be Secretary of Labor at the Department of Labor. She would succeed William Emerson Brock.

Mrs. McLaughlin is currently a consultant with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. She is also presently in the executive M.B.A. program at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and lectures in their public policy department. From 1984 to March of 1987, Mrs. McLaughlin was Under Secretary at the United States Department of the Interior. Since her resignation as Under Secretary, Mrs. McLaughlin has served on the board of directors of the Union Camp Corp. and the American Farmland Trust. From 1981 to 1984, she was Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Treasury.

Mrs. McLaughlin graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY (B.A., 1963). She was born November 16, 1941, in Chatham, NJ. Mrs. McLaughlin is married and resides in Washington, DC.