Acts and Authorities Governing Access to Presidential Papers, Materials and Records
Presidential historical materials at NARA’s Presidential libraries are now governed by three distinct statutory authorities:
- A Donors’ deeds of gift for Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, and Carter (44 USC 2111)
- The Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act for Nixon, 44 USC 2111note
- The Presidential Records Act (44 USC 2201-2207) for Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and all subsequent Presidents.