Guide to Research CollectionsGerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1941-1975, 1 foot.
Papers relating to Gerald Fords service in the United States Navy.
Scrapbooks: 1929-1978, 26 feet and 73 volumes.
Includes scrapbooks documenting Gerald Ford, his family, and later his staff. The scrapbooks primarily include newspaper and magazine articles, programs, invitation, newsletters, memorabilia, and some correspondence.
Papers: Congressional Papers,1948-1973, 921 feet.
Congressional papers documenting Gerald Fords campaigns, voting record, bill sponsorship, speeches, and press release releases. Includes Gerald Fords work on House committees from 1948-1965. Gerald Fords subsequent role as work as Minority Leader is not extensively documented except for his membership on the Presidents Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Warren Commission).
Papers: Vice-Presidential Papers, 1973-1974, 105 feet.
These papers document Gerald Fords role as Vice-President under President Nixon. There are some materials from Gerald Fords congressional service which was gathered to use in his confirmation hearings. Includes materials on the Vice-Presidential confirmation, material on domestic and foreign policy issues, scheduling, travel, constituent case work, and public opinion mail. Material on the Watergate affair and relations with the Nixon White House are limited, as well as material on the Presidential transition.
Papers: Presidential Papers, 1974-1977, approximately 750 linear feet.
This includes the White House Central Files Subject File. The subject file includes nearly everything associated with the Gerald Ford Administration.
Papers: Photocopies from other Presidential libraries, 1949-1968, 1 linear foot.
The Ford Library has acquired photocopies of miscellaneous related items at other presidential libraries. Limited searches in obvious file locations yielded these miscellaneous materials about Gerald Ford in the Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson Libraries, and in the Nixon Presidential Materials Project. Included are tape recordings and transcripts of telephone and other conversations by President Johnson concerning the Warren Commission and the assassination of President Kennedy.
Papers: Material from the writing of A Time to Heal, 1977-1979, 15 feet.
Includes Gerald Fords handwritten reflections (42 pages) on twenty-seven topics. Gerald Ford prepared these at the request of Trevor Armbrister, a journalist who assisted in the research and writing of A Time to Heal. The bulk of this collections, which includes no White House-era files, is unavailable for research.