The Mary A. Regula Research Room
Honoring our founder, Mary A. Regula, the National First Ladies’ Research and Reading Room opened in the Education and Research Center in September, 2003. The collection housed in the research and reading room represents the only one of its kind in the world. Ever expanding, the collection includes over 6400 books and in addition to a unique and exemplary Audio Visual Collection containing everything from Eleanor Roosevelt's radio broadcasts to DVDs of Hillary Clinton's testimony before the sub committee on health care reform. . These materials reflect the special contributions First Ladies have made to the social and cultural history of our country.
The library also houses a small "Ladies of Firsts" collection honoring significant achievements or "firsts" in women's history. This collection includes books by and about women honored in our First Ladies Salute First Women as well as other prominent women throughout history. This collection will undergo expansion in the years ahead.
Information regarding cataloged materials and special collections is assessable through NFLL catalog. A complete national bibliography of all materials by and about First Ladies, including periodical articles, may be found at Bibliography.
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday or Sunday: by appointment only
Appointments for research are required. Please call 330-452-0876 ext. 303 to schedule research appointments. The Library is closed on federal holidays.
All collections in the Library and Archives are open to the public, for non-circulating use only. Unless the condition of the material prohibits it, all print items may be photocopied.
- Black and white copier ($.25 per page, $.50 per page 11x17)
- Color copier ($1.00 per page, $2.00 per page 11x 17)
- 5 internet connected computers available to the public with no charge
- Connectivity to the internet for notebook computers with no charge
- Viewing/listening stations for video, CD, and DVD
- Scanner available
- Reference interview and consultations to address specific needs/topics/questions
For further information please contact: Librarian, Martha A. Regula
330-452-0876, Ex. 303