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.



Nomination of Robert H. Morris To Be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

May 17, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert H. Morris to be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This is a new position.

Mr. Morris is currently serving as Assistant Director for Enterprise Development of the Minority Business Development Agency at the Department of Commerce. Previously he was chairman and principal owner of the Johnson Bronze Co. in 1970 - 1981; president and chairman of the OIC Corp., Wadsworth, Ohio, in 1967 - 1970; managing director of Crane Ltd., London, England, in 1963 - 1966; operating vice president of Microdot, Inc., New York City, in 1961 - 1962; and president of Acco Products, Chicago, Ill., in 1959 - 1960.

He graduated from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1941). He is married, has three children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born March 31, 1919.