The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

 

 


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40 Presidential Drive                                                                  

Simi Valley, CA  93065

(800) 410-8354

 

 

Significant Dates

 

Ground breaking              November 21, 1988

Dedication                      November 4, 1991

 

Original Building

 

Architect                         The Stubbins Associates, Boston, MA

Style                               Spanish mission, with red tile roof and central courtyard

General Contractor            Peck/Jones, Los Angeles, CA

Size                                150,000 square feet total

Cost                                $40.4 million (construction contract)

$57 million total

Fundraising and

construction                    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

 

Location

 

Ventura County:                Simi Valley/Thousand Oaks, CA

Site:                                29 acre campus on 100 acres

Donated by:                      Blakeley-Swartz development partnership

 

Operations

 

Museum hours                 10am-5pm Monday-Sunday

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

 

Museum admission            $15.00 - Adults, age 16 to 61

$12.00 - Senior citizens, 62 and over

$9.00 – Children, 11-17

Free - Children, under 11

 

Research Room:              Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm

                                                Closed on Federal holidays


Library Holdings

 

Records/Papers               63.6 million pages (25,677 feet)

                            

Audiovisual                     1,623,000 still photographs

670,000 feet of motion picture film

20,500 video tapes

25,500 audio recordings

 

Gifts/Artifacts                  62,317 objects

 

Printed Material               16,000 volumes of books

58,000 serials and other items

 

 

Storage Conditions

 

Records                           Temp. (70º) and humidity (45%) control

 

Audiovisual                     Cold storage (62º and 35º) for negatives

                                      and motion picture film prints

 

Museum                          Special museum object storage units for

                                      general conservation and earthquake protection

 

Library Operations

 

The Library is a federal government historical research facility and public museum.  It is one of twelve presidential libraries and one presidential project operated and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.

 

The Library shares the campus space with the offices of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

 

www.reagan.utexas.edu                                                                      rev 10/11