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.



Appointment of James F. Kuhn as Deputy Assistant to the President

November 5, 1987

The President today announced the appointment of James F. Kuhn to be Deputy Assistant to the President. Mr. Kuhn will continue to serve as the President's personal aide, where he has served as Special Assistant to the President since 1985.

From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Kuhn served as a staff assistant in the Presidential Advance Office. In that capacity, he coordinated the development and execution of Presidential events at and away from the White House. Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. Kuhn served on the staff of President-elect Reagan, establishing the transition office in Los Angeles and coordinating the President-elect's schedule from election day 1980 to inauguration day 1981. During the 1980 Presidential campaign, he served as an advance representative of candidate Reagan. Before joining the campaign, Mr. Kuhn served as assistant to the vice president and group manager at IPS Industries, an industrial manufacturers' representative firm, in Canton, OH.

Mr. Kuhn graduated from Kent State University (B.A., 1974). He is married to the former Carole McGlone. They have two children, Caitlin Marie and Gregory James, and reside in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Kuhn was born February 26, 1952, in Tiffin, OH.