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.




Executive Order 12417 -- Strategic and Critical Materials

May 2, 1983 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.), and in order to provide for the performance of certain reporting functions, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 12155 of September 10, 1979, is amended by adding the following new section:

"1 - 107. The functions vested in the President by section 5(a)(2) of the Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 98d), are delegated to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.''

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

May 2, 1983.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:38 a.m., May 3, 1983]

Note: The text of the Executive order was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on May 3.