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Press Release
July 19, 2002
MEDIA ALERT: Additional Reagan and Bush Records To Be Released

WHAT: 150 pages of Presidential records of Ronald Reagan's Presidency and 40 pages of Vice Presidential records of George H. W. Bush's Vice Presidency, which largely concern appointments. These records were among the approximately 68,000 pages of Reagan records and approximately 880 pages of Bush Vice Presidential records that were previously withheld under the Presidential Records Act's 12-year, post-Presidency protection for records reflecting confidential advice among White House officials.

In accordance with the procedures established by Executive Order 13233, representatives of former President Reagan, former Vice President George H. W. Bush, and President George W. Bush have decided not to assert any constitutionally based privilege with respect to these records.

In total to date, the Reagan Library has opened nearly 5.5 million out of a total of 43.8 million pages of Reagan Presidential Records; similarly, the Bush Library has opened nearly 61,000 out of a total of 5 million pages of Bush Vice Presidential Records, and nearly 4 million out of 34 million pages of Bush Presidential records.

WHERE:
The Research Room
The Ronald Reagan Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065-0600
PHONE: 800-410-8354

The Research Room
The George Bush Library
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, TX 77845
PHONE: 979-260-9554

WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2002

For PRESS information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by email. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Events Line at: 202-501-5000.

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