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February 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A USC administrator and former White House official has been appointed director of the yet-to-be completed Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley, the National Archives announced. Ralph C. Bledsoe, 57, will oversee all operations of the $60-million library that is scheduled to open in November. Until his appointment to the $93,000-a-year position, Bledsoe was director of USC's Washington Public Affairs Center.
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November 5, 1992 | JAMES MAIELLA JR., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the spot where five U. S. Presidents stood a year ago, two Ventura County supervisors and a Simi Valley Boy Scout troop gathered Wednesday to quietly commemorate the first birthday of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. "Today I want to offer a special thanks to our local community," library Director Ralph C. Bledsoe told the county officials and a small group of visitors. "The local people in the communities around the library and in the county have just been magnificent to us."
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July 28, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Months before the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library opens to the public, Ralph C. Bledsoe already has begun to receive a continual stream of court subpoenas and other requests for secrets buried within Reagan's presidential papers. As library director, Bledsoe sits atop the largest collection of White House documents ever assembled.
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July 28, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Months before the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library opens to the public, Ralph C. Bledsoe already has begun to receive a continual stream of court subpoenas and other requests for secrets buried within Reagan's presidential papers. As library director, Bledsoe sits atop the largest collection of White House documents ever assembled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1992 | JAMES MAIELLA JR., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the spot where five U. S. Presidents stood a year ago, two Ventura County supervisors and a Simi Valley Boy Scout troop gathered Wednesday to quietly commemorate the first birthday of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. "Today I want to offer a special thanks to our local community," library Director Ralph C. Bledsoe told the county officials and a small group of visitors. "The local people in the communities around the library and in the county have just been magnificent to us."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is joining this month's Simi Valley Days celebration by allowing Simi Valley residents to enter the library free from Sept. 16 through 19. Library Director Ralph C. Bledsoe said the facility wanted to thank the community for its interest in the hilltop museum and archive collection since it opened in November, 1991. Visitors will be asked to show a driver's license or some other proof of Simi Valley residence, such as a utility bill, to gain free admission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
A new exhibit titled "Old Glory! America's Flag from America's People," featuring 20 renderings of the American flag in a variety of styles, opens today at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The exhibit includes painted, woven and carved versions of Old Glory and will run through Oct. 8. Library Director Ralph C. Bledsoe said the items are all gifts to the Reagans and are part of the library's permanent collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1992 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday received the first painting in what is planned to be a full-scale exhibit of Winston Churchill's artwork, tentatively scheduled to open to the public in December. Library Director Ralph C. Bledsoe has been working for several weeks with Churchill family members in hopes of securing about two dozen of the former British prime minister's paintings for exhibit. The collection has most recently been on display at the Franklin D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Officials at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library said Tuesday that an additional 330,000 pages of documents from Reagan's years in the White House will be available to researchers July 12. The opening of the additional records will bring to nearly 7.1 million the number of pages available for review in the library, which contains roughly 50 million pages of records from the Reagan presidency, library Director Ralph C. Bledsoe said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will celebrate "Constitution Day" on Sept. 17 by allowing visitors to sign an enlarged copy of the Constitution and distributing free pocket-sized copies of the document along with pins that read "I signed the Constitution." The library near Simi Valley is one of 100 locations throughout the country commemorating signing of the historic document in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1987.
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February 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A USC administrator and former White House official has been appointed director of the yet-to-be completed Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley, the National Archives announced. Ralph C. Bledsoe, 57, will oversee all operations of the $60-million library that is scheduled to open in November. Until his appointment to the $93,000-a-year position, Bledsoe was director of USC's Washington Public Affairs Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS
A University of Southern California administrator and former White House official has been appointed director of the yet-to-be completed Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in the hills near Simi Valley, the National Archives announced Wednesday. Ralph C. Bledsoe, 57, will oversee operations of the $60-million complex that ultimately will hold a public museum and an estimated 54 million pages of White House documents generated during the Reagan Administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1994
Richard Norton Smith, a historian and biographer who late last year became executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Center for Public Affairs, will also become director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Feb. 20. Smith, who has served as director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Dwight D. Eisenhower Center, succeeds Ralph C. Bledsoe, who has headed the Reagan library since it opened in November, 1991.
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