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March 23 2021 Training

Hot Topic Training Session 

What Happens to Presidential Records – Myths, Ironies and Facts

March 23, 2021 – Virtual 

Course # 1503


Presented by:


Gary M. Stern, General Counsel, National Archives and Records Administration

John Laster, Director, White House Liaison Division, National Archives and Records Administration

Moderated by Ryan Mulvey, Policy Counsel, Americans for Prosperity Foundation


Online Registration (Preferred) requires a credit card for immediate processing.


Paper Registration (SF-182) 


ASAP Members paid for the 2021 membership year = $25  

Nonmembers = $50

What Happens to Presidential Records – Myths, Ironies and Facts

Did you know that you can access presidential records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but not until five years after the President leaves office? The Presidential Records Act (PRA) of 1978, 44 U.S.C. §§ 2201-2209, governs the official records of Presidents and Vice Presidents that were created or received after January 20, 1981 (think Reagan Administration). The PRA changed the legal ownership of the President’s official records from private to public and established a new structure under which NARA owns and provides access to the records of Presidents after they leave office.

It seems pretty clear, so why all of the confusion when it comes to ownership, timing, personal versus Presidential records, Presidential rights to restrict access, and so much more? Add to that the major change in Presidential Libraries.  Listen and learn as the experts talk about the controversies, debunk the myths, and show how public access serves the Nation’s best interest.

EVENT: What Happens to Presidential Records - Myths, Ironies and Facts

Course #: 1503

DATE: March 23, 2021

TIME: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

LOGIN and TESTING: We will be utilizing GoToMeetings. We will have a testing period on March 16 from 3-4:00 pm, EDT and on March 18 from 3-4:00 pm, EDT.  

COST: ASAP paid members = $25  and Nonmembers = $50