Collection Finding Aid
Seven people who knew Gerald Ford as a young man discuss their acquaintanceships, Grand Rapids politics in the 1930's and 1940's, and Ford's 1948 congressional campaign. Included are interviews with Arthur G. Brown, Philip W. Buchen, Kay Clark, Paul G. and Maraget E. Goebel, Dorothy L. Judd, Willard B. Ver Meulen, and Niel A. Weathers.
0.1 linear feet (ca. 200 pages)
National Archives and Records Administration (Accession Numbers 81-2, 81-3, 81-4, 81-5, 81-6, 81-7, and 81-8)
The interviewees have donated to the United States of America their copyrights in the interviews.
Prepared by William McNitt, May 1996
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The entire collection is in digital form. Please click on the folder titles to view the transcripts.
Box 1 Interviews
Brown, Arthur G. - Interview, 1/26/80
Buchen, Philip W. ‑ Interview, 1/18/80 (Covers only the years 1938‑1948)
Clark, Kay ‑ Interview, 1/28/80
Goebel, Paul G. and Margaret E. ‑ Interview, 1/25/80
Judd, Dorothy L. ‑ Interview, 1/25/80
Ver Meulen, Willard B. ‑ Interview, 1/26/80
Weathers, Niel A. ‑ Interview, 1/28/80