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.




Nominations & Appointments, November 8, 1985

Nomination of Rockwell Anthony Schnabel To Be United States Ambassador to Finland

November 8, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rockwell Anthony Schnabel, of California, as Ambassador to the Republic of Finland. He would succeed Keith Foote Nyborg.

Mr. Schnabel began his career in the international investment banking field in 1959 with Quincy Cass Associates in Los Angeles. In 1965 he joined Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards Group (members N.Y.S.E.), and held various positions to president. Since 1983 Mr. Schnabel has been deputy chairman of Morgan, Olmstead, Kennedy & Gardner, Inc. (investment bankers). He also is a director of a number of U.S. and foreign corporations. Mr. Schnabel has been active in a number of civic and political organizations, including Citizens for America, Americans for Responsible Government, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, and the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. This year Mr. Schnabel received the Medal of Honor of The Netherlands Olympic Committee. During 1983 - 1984 he was the Los Angeles Olympic Committee's envoy to The Netherlands.

Mr. Schnabel was born December 30, 1936, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he attended Trinity College. He served in the U.S. National Guard in 1959 - 1965. Mr. Schnabel is married to the former Marna Belle Del Mar, and they have three children. They reside in Malibu, CA.

Appointment of Elizabeth I. Board as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Television Office

November 8, 1985

The President has appointed Elizabeth I. Board to be Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Television Office at the White House.

Since January 1985 Miss Board has served as Director of the Television Office at the White House. Miss Board worked for NBC News in 1979 - 1984, first as senior unit manager and later as network news editor. Previously she was director of creative services for WMAL Radio and executive producer of the Washington Redskins Radio Network. She was also an account executive at WRC Radio and producer of ``Empathy'' on WWDC Radio.

Miss Board graduated from the University of Colorado (B.A., 1974), the Stanford University Broadcasting and Film Institute, and George Washington University (M.B.A., 1981). She now resides in Washington, DC, where she serves on the board of directors for Big Sisters.