Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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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)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on Nuclear Nonproliferation

May 11, 1983 To the Congress of the United States:

Preventing the spread of nuclear weapons is a longstanding and fundamental security objective. My Administration is strongly committed to that goal and has actively pursued it by reinforcing essential non-proliferation measures and by adopting new approaches where these will serve our non-proliferation interests.

As noted in my March 31 statement, for arms control to be complete and world security strengthened, efforts to halt the spread of nuclear arms need to be increased. We are undertaking further efforts with key countries on the need for urgent movement to strengthen measures against nuclear proliferation.

The activities of the Administration with respect to non-proliferation and peaceful nuclear cooperation during 1982 are described in the report called for by Section 601 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 (Public Law 95 - 242). The report has been prepared by the Department of State in collaboration with other concerned departments and agencies.

Ronald Reagan
The White House,
May 11, 1983.