All unprocessed Reagan Presidential records administered under the Presidential Records

Act (PRA) may be requested by submitting a FOIA request.  For further information you may

want to look at these laws and regulations:


          Freedom of information Act

          Presidential Records Act (PRA)

          National Archive's and Records Administration FOIA Regulations

          Executive Order 13233



How to File a FOIA Request

FOIA requests must be submitted in writing.  The Reagan Library will accept requests through

regular mail, FAX, or e-mail. Include the following information in your request:


1. Your permanent address and phone number (as well as a fax number and email address, if available).


2. Write “FOIA Request” on both your letter and envelope (or in the subject line of your email).


3. You may also download our FOIA Request Form and complete the required information.

You may attach the form to an email request or include it in a letter request.


4. Describe the records you want to access in as much detail as possible.  Information that

might provide such detail includes:


                   Names of specific White House offices or staff members

                   Specific events, speeches, issues, or folder titles

                   Specific or approximate dates of events, speeches, or records


   (Assistance with finding these details can be found on the textual, audiovisual and

          Public Papers of the President finding aids found on this website.)


Previous Reagan Library FOIA requests are described by topics in the FOIA topic finding aid.


If you have any questions regarding filing a FOIA request please contact a Reagan Library

Archivist at for assistance.


Your request can be mailed to:


          Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Attn: FOIA Coordinator

          40 Presidential Dr.

          Simi Valley, CA 93065


Your request can be FAXed to:


          Reagan Library FOIA Coordinator

          (805) 577-4074


Your request can be e-mailed to (please include “FOIA Request” in the subject line):





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