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...


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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.



Letter Accepting the Resignation of Michael K. Deaver as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff

May 10, 1985

Dear Mike:

You know I've accepted your resignation orally but I suppose I have to put something down on paper -- after all, this is Washington. The only place I haven't accepted it is in my heart, and there I never will.

I've come to the conclusion that Nancy and I will both agree you will bodily leave the West Wing. You will no longer bear a government title. You will not actually handle such things as schedule, trips, etc., but that's as far as we go. You will continue to be a part of our lives. We will have concern -- one for the other, and refuse surgery that would in any way remove you from a relationship that is part of our life-support system. In return, we will continue to be eternally grateful.




Dear Mr. President:

It is with sincere mixed emotions that I write this letter of resignation as Deputy Chief of Staff of the White House.

During these four and one half years I've experienced the most personally rewarding and satisfying time of my life.

Probably the most exciting part of this experience for me has been the thrill of seeing you, Mr. President, rise to the great challenges under difficult circumstances and achieve success.

To say I'm grateful for this opportunity falls way short of my true feelings. I'll always remember these years with fondness and pride.

Please remember, I'm always there if either you or Nancy need me.

God bless you both.



Note: The originals were not available for verification of the content of these letters.