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
e-mail). You may also use our FOIA Request Form.

3. 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.)

Topic finding aids contain much of the material requested under previous Freedom of Information Act Requests.  

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

Archivist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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):

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
1-805 577-4000 or 1-800-410-8354