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.




Message on the Observance of the Lunar New Year, 4684

February 8, 1986

I am delighted to extend warm greetings and congratulations to all those celebrating the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger, 4684.

Our nation has been richly blessed by its citizens of Chinese, Korean, and Indo-Chinese ancestry. Their contributions, in every field of endeavor, are playing a major, constructive role in the development and preservation of America's greatness. With one of the most ancient, venerable, and rich cultural legacies, Asian Americans preserve the wisdom of their forefathers, while working for the goals we all share for this great land.

America's true strength lies with its people, and the diverse origins of our citizens form a major part of that national asset. Liberty is rooted in tolerance and appreciation for the customs and values of others. Asian Americans uphold that creed by safeguarding a noble past rich in moral and cultural treasures. This year, in which heaven smiles on the builders, let us work together to build a better society for all Americans.

Nancy and I wish you a happy and successful Year of the Tiger.

Ronald Reagan