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 to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the National Endowment for Democracy

February 19, 1986

To the Congress of the United States:

Pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 98 - 164, as amended, I herewith transmit the second annual report of the National Endowment for Democracy, which covers the period from October 1, 1984, through September 30, 1985.

I am pleased to forward this report, which summarizes the very important work that this organization has accomplished in the past year. The National Endowment for Democracy is a key instrument in our ability to support what we believe in around the world. The Endowment permits us to give assistance to democracy by strengthening those key sectors of society that represent the basis of a free society. One of the strengths of this organization is that it is constructed on a bipartisan basis. Its activities range from Chile to Poland, from South Africa to Nicaragua, and from the Philippines to Cuba. Although the Endowment has been in operation for less than two years, the enthusiasm and support with which the world's democrats have greeted this initiative has been very gratifying. The support of the Congress is essential for the continued growth of this vital program. This Administration strongly backs the National Endowment for Democracy and will work closely with the Congress to ensure the continued growth and expansion of this vital effort.

Ronald Reagan
The White House,
February 19, 1986.