Radio Remarks to Young Americans on George Washington’s Birthday, Mount Vernon, Virginia February 22, 1982

George Washington, America’s first president, is perhaps best known for his role in the American Revolution. In 1781, Washington led his troops to victory by forcing the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. A few years later, at the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia of 1787, Washington was elected president. After completing his two terms, Washington retired … Continue reading Radio Remarks to Young Americans on George Washington’s Birthday, Mount Vernon, Virginia February 22, 1982

1960’s Student Movement

This blog post comes from Eduardo, a graduate student in History at California State University Northridge, and he has just completed a Summer internship at the Reagan Library. During my recent internship at the Ronald Reagan Library I examined the Reagan Gubernatorial collection, which involved correspondence letters from conservative and liberal historical perspectives on American … Continue reading 1960’s Student Movement

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This blog post is a companion piece to this exhibit on the Google Cultural Institute. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 1984, Memorial Day. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial faced many challenges and obstacles, but nothing was able to prevent its creation. President Reagan was introduced by Senator John Warner at the Memorandum of Conveyance, … Continue reading Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The 25th Amendment: Section 4 and March 30, 1981

In 2015 the Reagan Presidential Library began developing a one-of-a-kind experiential learning simulation called the Situation Room Experience.  One of the pivotal issues in the Situation Room Experience regards the 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.   The 25th Amendment was ratified February 10, 1967.  Today's blog post, from Reagan Library Education … Continue reading The 25th Amendment: Section 4 and March 30, 1981

The 25th Amendment: Section 3 and July 13, 1985

In 2015 the Reagan Presidential Library began developing a one-of-a-kind experiential learning simulation called the Situation Room Experience.  One of the pivotal issues in the Situation Room Experience regards the 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.   Recently we looked at how Sections 1 and 2 of the 25th Amendment were first … Continue reading The 25th Amendment: Section 3 and July 13, 1985

Film This! 2017 Arrives at the Reagan Library

Today’s guest blog from our summer volunteer Beatrice explores our annual documentary filmmaking workshop for high school students, called Film This!  This was the first of two Film This! sessions that the Reagan Library will be offering this summer. There are limited spots still available for Session B, July 24-28. For more information or to … Continue reading Film This! 2017 Arrives at the Reagan Library

Reagan Library Film Festival 2017

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert.   February means it's time for the annual Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Student Film Festival in which we screen and recognize outstanding student-made documentaries.  The awards ceremony was held February 2, 2017 and without further ado, here are this year's winning films. Best Overall: … Continue reading Reagan Library Film Festival 2017

Presidents’ Day Research Guide

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. Four Presidents Together: President Reagan made some remarks at the Diplomatic Entrance of the White House prior to the departure of three former Presidents, Nixon, Ford and Carter, for Egypt and President Anwar Sadat's Funeral.  October 8, 1981.  (C4361-12A) With President's Day coming up on … Continue reading Presidents’ Day Research Guide

Where can I find President Reagan’s speech about…

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5psJU33OC-k 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 Government in order … Continue reading Where can I find President Reagan’s speech about…

What goes into making a Federal holiday: Ronald Reagan and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today's post in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was written and researched by Gina Resetter and Kelly Barton, Archivists at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. What goes into making a federal holiday? Sometimes, more than one would expect. On November 2, 1983 President Reagan signed into law the celebration of Martin Luther King, … Continue reading What goes into making a Federal holiday: Ronald Reagan and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day