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.



Nomination of Erich Bloch To Be Director of the National Science Foundation

Nomination of Erich Bloch To Be Director of the National Science Foundation

June 6, 1984 The President today announced his intention to nominate Erich Bloch to be Director of the National Science Foundation for a term of 6 years. He would succeed Edward A. Knapp.

Since 1981 Mr. Bloch has been serving as vice president for technical personnel development at IBM in White Plains, NY. He has been with IBM since 1953, when he began there as a technical engineer. He has held several managerial positions at IBM, including assistant group executive-technology, director of subsystems and technology, and vice president for operations.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is on the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association and is chairman of the Semiconductor Research Cooperative.

Mr. Bloch received his education in electrical engineering at the Federal Polytechnic Institute of Zurich, Switzerland, and his BSEE degree from the University of Buffalo in 1952. He is married, has one child, and resides in South Salem, NY. He was born January 9, 1925, in Salzburg, Germany, and became a United States citizen in 1953.