Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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. 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. 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 Robert L. McElrath To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement

November 18, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert L. McElrath to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1990. This is a reappointment.

Mr. McElrath is currently a professor for the College of Education, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Since 1981 Mr. McElrath has been commissioner of education for the State of Tennessee. Prior to this he was superintendent of the Greeneville city schools in Greeneville, TN, 1968 - 1980.

Mr. McElrath graduated from Mars Hill Junior College (A.A., 1949), Baldwin Wallace College (A.B., 1951), University of North Carolina (M.P.H., 1957), and the University of Tennessee (Ed.D., 1968). Mr. McElrath was born July 4, 1928, and served in the U.S. Army. He is married, has two children, and resides in Greeneville.