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.



Nominations, May 20, 1985

Nomination of Paul J. Hare To Be United States Ambassador to Zambia

May 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul J. Hare, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia. He would succeed Nicholas Platt.

Mr. Hare entered the Foreign Service in 1960. In 1961 - 1963 he served as administrative officer at our Embassy in Kuwait. Thereafter he became consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia. In 1964 - 1968 he was on assignment to the Agency for International Development (CORDS and the U.S. Embassy in Saigon and several provinces in Vietnam). He returned to the Department in 1969 as Vietnam desk officer for awhile and then served as Moroccan desk officer until 1971. In 1971 - 1972 he was Deputy Director of Policy Planning in the African Bureau. In 1972 he became press officer then Deputy Director, Office of Press Relations, until 1975. In 1975 he went to Brisbane, Australia, as consul of the American consulate. In 1977 - 1979 he became Peace Corps Director in Morocco. He then returned to the Department as Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, where he served until 1981 when he went to Israel as counselor for political affairs, and where he has been serving to the present time.

Mr. Hare was born December 8, 1937, in Alexandria, VA. He received his B.A. in 1959 from Swarthmore College and attended the University of Chicago from 1959 to 1960. His foreign language is French. He is married to Robbie Anna, and they have two children.

Nomination of Alice Wright Algood To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board

May 20, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alice Wright Algood to be a member of the National Museum Services Board, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring December 6, 1989. This is a reappointment.

Mrs. Algood is a board member and former chairman of the Tennessee State Museum Association. She is a member, past chapter president, and past State president of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities. She also serves as legislative chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She attended Louisiana State University. She is married, has two children, and resides in Columbia, TN. She was born March 11, 1926, in Columbia, TN.