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.




White House Announcement of the Signing of the Acts of the Nineteenth Congress of the Universal Postal Union

May 13, 1986

The President has signed the Acts of the Nineteenth Congress of the Universal Postal Union, negotiated at Hamburg in 1984, and expressed to the Postal Service Board of Governors and to the Postmaster General his concern that the Acts might be used in ways that would stifle private competition in the international mail arena.

Administration policy is to encourage free enterprise in ways that will ensure better products and services at lower costs to our citizens. In line with this policy, the President has asked the Postal Service Governors and the Postmaster General to permit and promote marketplace competition in international mail and to influence other nations to do likewise.