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 28, 1985

Nomination of John Douglas Scanlan to be United States Ambassador to Yugoslavia

May 28, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate John Douglas Scanlan, of Hawaii, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He would succeed David Anderson.

Mr. Scanlan served in the United States Navy in 1945 - 1946 and was an instructor at the University of Minnesota in 1955. In 1956 he entered the Foreign Service as intelligence research officer in the Department. In 1958 - 1960 he was general servicies officer in Moscow. He attended Polish language training at the Foreign Service Institute in 1960 - 1961. He was consular officer, then political officer in Warsaw (1961 - 1965), political officer in Montevideo (1965 - 1967), and principal officer in Poznan (1967 - 1969). In 1969 - 1971 he was senior State Department representative, NMCC, JCS, at the Pentagon and officer in charge of U.S. - U.S.S.R. bilateral affairs in the Department in 1971 - 1973. He was counselor for political affairs in Warsaw in 1973 - 1975 and was a member of the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute in 1975 - 1976. In the Department he was special assistant to the Director General of the Foreign Service in 1976 - 1977 and on detail to the United States Information Agency as Deputy Director for Europe in 1977 - 1979. In 1979 - 1981 he was deputy chief of mission in Belgrade. In 1981 - 1982 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs in the Department, and in 1983 - 1984 he was a foreign affairs fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in Medford, MA. In 1984 he became Chairman of the United States delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) Cultural Forum Preparatory Conference. Since 1985 he has been in the Bureau of European Affairs.

Mr. Scanlan graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.A., 1952; M.A., 1955). His foreign languages are Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and French. He was born December 20, 1927, in Thief River Falls, MN. He is married to the former Margaret Anne Calvi, and they have four children.

Nomination of Thomas B. Day To Be a Member of the National Science Board

May 28, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas B. Day to be a member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 1990. He would succeed Michael Kasha.

Since 1978 Dr. Day has been president of San Diego State University in California. Previously, he was at the University of Maryland as acting vice chancellor for academic affairs (1977 - 1978); special assistant to the chancellor (1977); and vice chancellor for academic planning and policy (1970 - 1977). He was a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland in 1957 - 1965 as a research associate and professor.

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (B.S., 1952) and Cornell University (Ph.D., 1957). He is married, has nine children, and resides in San Diego, CA. He was born March 7, 1932, in New York, NY.