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 Leonardo Neher To Be United States Ambassador to Upper Volta

Nomination of Leonardo Neher To Be United States Ambassador to Upper Volta

June 18, 1984 The President today announced his intention to nominate Leonardo Neher, of Maryland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Upper Volta. He would succeed Julius Waring Walker, Jr.

Mr. Neher served in the U.S. Army in 1943 - 1946. He was a personnel technician at the Department of the Navy in 1952 - 1954. In 1954 he entered the Foreign Service as consular officer in Ankara. He was economic and political officer in Tangier (1957 - 1961), commercial officer in Saigon (1962 - 1964) and in Damascus (1964 - 1968). In 1966 - 1968 he was arms policy officer in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in the Department. He was on detail to the Department of Defense as assistant, foreign military rights affairs, international security affairs, in 1968 - 1970. He was principal officer in Lubumbashi (1970 - 1972), deputy chief of mission in N'Djamena (1972 - 1974), and counselor for political affairs in Santo Domingo (1974 - 1977). In 1977 - 1979 he was on detail to the Environmental Protection Agency as assistant for plans and policies. In the Department he was Staff Director of the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service (1979 - 1981), Inspector in the Office of the Inspector General (1981), and Deputy Director of the Office of Analysis for Africa (1981). Since 1982 he has been Director of the Office of Analysis for Africa.

Mr. Neher graduated from Bowling Green State University (B.A., 1948) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1952). He attended Akron University in 1940 - 1941. His foreign languages are Spanish and French. He was born December 5, 1922, in Cincinnati, OH.