Category Archives: Presidential History

Where can I find President Reagan’s speech about…

With the above video, the YouTube channel for the National Archives and Records Administration office at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was born.  As the National Archives mission is to preserve and protect the records of the United States Federal … Continue reading

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Archived but not Forgotten… Presidential Websites.

President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at noon. If you visited the White House website immediately following the inauguration of the 45th President, you discovered that the website for President Obama was replaced by a website … Continue reading

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Amending America: The 20th Amendment, January 20, and Presidential Inaugurations

Later this month on January 20, if you follow the Reagan Presidential Library on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram , or any of the other Presidential Libraries for that matter, you might notice something: every President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term has … Continue reading

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“Reaganomics”: The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981

Today’s blog marks a return to our focus on creating classroom-ready resources for teachers and students, as today is the first day of school for many school districts. Welcome back to school. “Our bill is, in short, the first real … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan’s remarks when the Olympic Torch came to the White House in 1984

14 May 1984 – John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles was flickering across the nation’s silver screens, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, N.Y., and in Washington, D.C. the Olympic Torch came to the White House on its way to Los … Continue reading

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On This Day: Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers

Thirty-five years ago on Monday August 3, 1981 members of PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, went on strike at 7 A.M.  Shortly before 11 A.M. President Reagan delivered the above remarks from the White House Rose Garden.

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That’s a wrap! Film This! 2016 brings film industry experience to high school students

This summer break while many high school students are flocking to movie theaters, chasing Pokemon, or learning the intricacies of menial labor, the Reagan Presidential Library has been hosting our annual filmmaking workshops that connect young minds with experienced teachers.  Since 2013 Film … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan and the Republican National Convention

This year one of our projects at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has been to digitize and upload to our public YouTube channel many of President Reagan’s iconic speeches. Our Audiovisual Archivist is spearheading this task to create a resource … Continue reading

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The White House: Inside Stories from the Reagan Presidential Library Part II

Continuing our series on items and installations from the White House on display or in our collections.  Click here for Part I and click here to see the website for the PBS documentary The White House: Inside Story. The Executive Mansion … Continue reading

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The White House: Inside Stories from the Reagan Presidential Library Part I

Click here for part II to learn about more of the items from the White House in our collections. Tonight PBS will air a documentary special The White House: Inside Story examining life in, the history of, and everything about the Presidential … Continue reading

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