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.



Appointment of the 1985 - 1986 White House Fellows

May 22, 1985

The President today announced the appointments of the 1985 - 1986 White House fellows. This is the 21st class of fellows since the program began in 1964.

The 14 fellows were chosen from among 1,139 applicants and screened by 11 regional panels. The President's Commission on White House Fellowships, chaired by Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale, USN (Ret.), interviewed the 34 national finalists before recommending the 14 persons to the President. Their year of government service will begin September 1, 1985.

Fellows serve for 1 year as special assistants to the Vice President, members of the Cabinet, and the President's principal staff. In addition to the work assignments, the fellowship includes an education program which parallels and broadens the unique experience of working at the highest levels of the Federal Government.

The program is open to U.S. citizens in the early stages of their careers and from all occupations and professions. Federal Government employees are not eligible, with the exception of career Armed Forces personnel.

Leadership, character, intellectual and professional ability, and commitment to community and nation are the principal criteria employed in the selection of fellows.

Applications for the 1986 - 1987 program are available from the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Place NW., Washington, DC 20503.

The 1985 - 1986 fellows are:

John L. Barry, 33, of Norfolk, VA, is currently a student at the Armed Forces Staff College and a major in the United States Air Force.

Thomas E. Bennett, Jr., 34, of Stillwater, OK, is currently executive vice president of Stillwater National Bank and Trust Co.

Alexander Dimitrief, 26, of Cambridge, MA, is currently a student at Harvard Law School. He is also managing editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Jeri A. Eckhart, 30, of Boston, MA, is currently manager of the Boston Consulting Group.

Karen M. Galatz, 30, of Carson City, NV, is currently the Governor of Nevada's executive aide and news secretary.

Charles R. Kubic, 34, of New York, NY, is currently a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy and assistant officer in charge of construction in the Mediterranean.

Jerrold T. Lundquist, 35, of Stamford, CT, is currently a consultant with McKinsey and Co.

Mark T. Parris, 28, of Dallas, TX, is currently executive director of the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.

Kien D. Pham, 27, of Stanford, CA, is currently an M.B.A. student at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Ronald Z. Quincy, 34, of Lansing, MI, is currently executive director of the Michigan department of civil rights.

Charlene C. Quinn, 30, of Baltimore, MD, is currently professor, School of Nursing, at the University of Maryland.

Arnold I. Rachlis, 36, of Evanston, IL, is currently a rabbi at the Jewish Reconstruction Congregation.

Ann E. Rondeau, 33, of Washington, DC, is currently a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, at the Pentagon.

Richard P. Sybert, 32, of Los Angeles, CA, is currently a partner with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.