Reagan, Nancy, 1921-2016

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Nancy Davis Reagan (b. July 6, 1921, New York City, NY – d. March 6, 2016, Bel Air, CA) was an American film actress, and the wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. She served as the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. As Nancy Davis, she was a Hollywood actress in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1952, she married Ronald Reagan; they had two children together. Reagan was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governor from 1967 to 1975, and she began to work with the Foster Grandparents Program. Reagan became First Lady of the United States in January 1981. She aimed to restore a Kennedyesque glamour to the White House following years of lax formality, and her interest in high-end fashion garnered much attention as well as criticism. She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as First Lady. In general she had a strong influence on her husband, and played a role in a few of his personnel and diplomatic decisions. The Reagans retired to their home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California in 1989. Reagan devoted most of her time to caring for her husband, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1994, until his death at the age of 93 on June 5, 2004. Reagan remained active within the Reagan Library and in politics, particularly in support of embryonic stem cell research, until her death on March 6, 2016.
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referencedIn Wilson, Mary Faith, 1920-1996. Mary Faith Wilson collection, 1816-1994. Georgia Historical Society
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referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1939-2004, 1955-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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referencedIn Brockhoff, Adele C. Adele C. Brockhoff letters, 1946-1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Just Say No Campaign collection, (bulk 1985-1992), 1985-1996 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Hannaford, Peter. Peter Hannaford papers, 1949-2010. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Donald T. Regan Papers, 1919-1993, (bulk 1981-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission. 1918 - 1995. Moving Images Relating to American War Cemeteries and Memorials. 1937 - 1984. D-Day June 6, 1944
referencedIn Milton Caniff Collection, 1805-2007, 1910-1988 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
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referencedIn Curley, V. Kenneth, Bro., F.S.C. [Letter, 2002 Aug. 11 : to Fred Rogers]. Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
creatorOf Reagan, Nancy, 1923-. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Deaver & Hannaford, Inc. Deaver & Hannaford records, 1960-2011. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn White House Photographic Collection. 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Reagan White House Photographs
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wally McNamee Photographic Archive, AR2002-011; 2002-027; 2002-097; 2002-180; 2003-032; 2003-085., ca. 1955-2000 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977. Letters to Joan Crawford, 1972-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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referencedIn Arthur Unger collection of recorded interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Records of the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. White House Communications Agency (WHCA) Videorecordings
referencedIn Lillian Gish papers, 1909-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn American Conservative Union. Photographs, 1966?-1974? American Primers
referencedIn Regan, Donald T. Papers of Donald T. Regan, 1919-1993 (bulk 1981-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Richard Scarry Papers, undated, 1946-1997. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1961-1985. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Fien (Family : 1923-1988 : N.J.). Fien family collection, 1923-1988. Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Baker, James Addison, 1930-. James A. Baker III papers, 1957-2002 (bulk 1972-1992). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Adele C. Brockoff Correspondence, 1946-1981. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Deaver & Hannaford, Inc. Records, 1960-2008 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission. 1918 - 1995. Moving Images Relating to American War Cemeteries and Memorials. 1937 - 1984. Scenes from an ABC (American Broadcasting Company) News Special Report
creatorOf Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006. Visiting cards : Presidents, artists, authors, et al. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Douglas, Rosslee Tenetha Green, 1928-. Rosslee Tenetha Green Douglas papers, 1938-2001. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Customs Service. 1745 - 1997. White House Instructions Primarily on Drug Abuse Prevention
referencedIn Regan, Donald T. Papers, 1919-1993 (bulk 1981-1987). Library of Congress
creatorOf Records of the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. First Lady Audio Recordings
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Education. 1967 - 2005. Photographs of Agency Activities
referencedIn Cooper, Lorraine Rowan, 1906-1985. Papers, 1936-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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creatorOf Knoll, Florence, 1917-. Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Jefferson, Edward G. (Edward Graham), 1921-. Papers, 1962-1992, (bulk, 1979-1987). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Papers, 1936-1983 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Gould, Lewis L. Gubernatorial spouses collection, 1908-1971. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Customs Service. 1745 - 1997. Slide Presentations of Agency Activities
referencedIn Letters to Joan Crawford, 1972-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Yourcenar, Marguerite. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Maryland MD US
California CA US
California CA US
The White House DC US
New York City NY US
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First ladies
Actress
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Birth 1923-07-06

Death 2016-03-06

Americans

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