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 Senate Transmitting the International Telecommunication Convention

May 15, 1985 To the Senate of the United States:

With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the International Telecommunication Convention, with annexes, and a Final Protocol, signed at Nairobi on November 6, 1982.

I transmit also, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Convention.

The International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982) abrogates and replaces, in relations between Contracting Governments, the International Telecommunication Convention (Malaga-Torremolinos, 1973) to which the United States is a party.

The International Telecommunication Convention is the basic instrument of the International Telecommunication Union, which provides the framework for the orderly conduct of international telecommunications. It is in the public and commercial interest of the United States to continue to play an active role within this framework.

The International Telecommunication Convention entered into force on January 1, 1984, for governments that have deposited their instrument of ratification or accession, by diplomatic channel through the intermediary of the Government of Switzerland, with the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union.

I believe that the United States should become a party to the International Telecommunication Convention (Nairobi, 1982), and it is my hope that the Senate will take timely action on this matter and give its advice and consent to ratification.

Ronald Reagan
The White House,
May 15, 1985.