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Ronald Reagan: A Resource Guide

President Ronald Reagan walking and talking with republican senator John McCain
White House. President Ronald Reagan walking and talking with republican senator John McCain of Arizona. Washington, D.C., 1987.
Highsmith, Carol M., photographer.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection

Following the professional lives of the husband-wife artistic duo, this presentation features a wide variety of materials, including manuscripts, scores, scripts, photographs, sound recordings and video clips from the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection.

The collection includes three letters and one photograph related to Ronald Reagan:

U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Reagan's first inauguration, January 20, 1981, and his second inauguration, January 21, 1985.

Vietnam-Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Database

This database of over 160,000 records is designed to assist researchers in accessing U.S. Government documents pertaining to U.S. unaccounted-for military personnel from the Vietnam conflict as of December 1991. There are eleven items that reference Ronald Reagan in this database.


Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

This exhibit showcases the Library’s extensive collections of original art by talented artists hired by both newspapers and television to capture the personal dynamics of legal trials. It includes a section on President Ronald Reagan and John Hinckley.

Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

Presents works by cartoonist Herb Block, who chronicled the nation’s political history and caricatured twelve American presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. Political cartoons related to Ronald Reagan and his Administration can be found in the Presidents section and the Corporate Body Snatchers section.

Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

The section of the exhibition Hope and the Presidents presents a photograph of Reagan and Bob Hope together and two letters from Reagan to Hope. The Embrace of Arts and Politics section also contains items related to Californians for Reagan.

Oliphant's Anthem: Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress

This exhibition commemorates the Library’s acquisition of sixty cartoon drawings, sketchbooks, and illustrations by one of America’s foremost editorial cartoonists. The Presidential Campaigns section contains a cartoon related to Reagan's 1984 presidential campaign.

Prints & Photographs

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

Search the Library's collections of prints and photographs to find hundreds of images related to Ronald Reagan. Many of these images are restricted by copyright and full online access is only available on-site at the Library of Congress. Limit your search to images available online to find images that are available online to off-site users.

A selection of highlights includes:

Recorded Sound Research Center

Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989

Since 1932, the National Press Club has hosted luncheon gatherings that have allowed presidents, visiting world leaders, and other leading personages to address the press and answer questions about pressing current affairs. In 1969, the Press Club donated to the Library of Congress audiotapes of talks they had been recording since 1952, a collection that has grown to nearly 2,000 recordings. The Library has made available online talks by some of its most important luncheon speakers, including eight U.S. presidents.

  • Ronald Reagan, June 16, 1966 - In the week following his first triumph in a campaign for public office—a stunning two-to-one victory in the Republican primary for governor of California—Reagan appeared before a capacity crowd at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
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