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 Lenora Cole-Alexander To Be Director of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor

August 14, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lenora Cole-Alexander to be Director of the Women's Bureau, Department of Labor. She would succeed Alexis M. Herman.

Since 1978 Dr. Cole-Alexander has been vice president for student affairs, University of the District of Columbia. She was vice president for student life at the American University in 1973-77; assistant to the vice president for student affairs and interim director, Cooperative College Center, State University of New York (Buffalo) in 1969-73; research assistant, department of educational administration, State University of New York (Buffalo) in 1968-69; and teacher with the board of education, Chicago, Ill., in 1961-68.

Dr. Cole-Alexander has been involved in many community activities, including serving as a member of the steering committee of the National Council of Negro Women; member of the board of directors, Washington Opportunities for Women; and member, board of trustees, Legal Aid Society of Washington.

Dr. Cole-Alexander graduated from the State University College at Buffalo (B.S., 1957; M.Ed., 1969; Ph. D., 1974). She is married and resides in Washington, D.C. She was born March 9, 1935, in Buffalo, N.Y.