SOURCE: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

November 14, 2008 09:03 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ronald Reagan's 1980 Campaign Materials to Be Released by Reagan Library

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2008) -


WHAT:    Hand colored maps representing Republican states
         in blue and Democrat states in red. Hand-written
         campaign speeches. Hand drawn calendars of
         campaign stops. Television schedules for
         purchased broadcast time -- showing Ronald Reagan
         airing after "Little House on the Prairie." Campaign buttons
         and bumper stickers.

         These documents, artifacts and maps are just
         a small portion of the over 920 boxes of material for Ronald
         Reagan's 1980 campaign housed within the archives of the Ronald
         Reagan Presidential Library.  Never before seen or released to the
         public, this collection showcases how campaigns are run, staffs
         are put together, election races are tracked and much more.

         Over a half a million pages are in this collection.

         Anyone interested in researching the collection must make an
         appointment with the Research Library by calling 805-577-4055.
         The Research Library is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday
         through Friday.

         Media wanting to look at the material inside the Audio/Visual
         dept. must make an appointment by calling Melissa Giller at
         805-522-2977.

WHEN:    Friday, November 14, 2008

WHERE:   The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
         40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, California 93065

REAGAN   Located in Simi Valley, California, the Ronald Reagan Presidential
LIBRARY: Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial,
         Presidential and personal papers, an extraordinary collection of
         photographs and film, and over 100,000 gifts and artifacts
         chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.  In addition to
         the Library and Museum, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
         campus includes the Presidential Learning Center and the Air Force
         One Pavilion. It also serves as the final resting place of
         America's 40th President.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Melissa Giller
    (805) 522.2977