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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY. OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE:

Investigatory records on Gerald Ford, applicant for a commission, 1941-75

Collection Finding Aid


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The file consists of reports on interviews with various employers, friends, and associates of Gerald Ford conducted by the Office of Naval Intelligence after Ford applied for a commission in the intelligence branch of the Naval Reserve in December 1941.  The interviews focus on Ford's early life (including his parents' divorce), high school, college, and his subsequent work at Yale University and in Grand Rapids.  The bulk of the file dates from 1941 and 1942, but it also contains some subsequent references to the original investigation.

QUANTITY
0.01 linear feet (24 pages)

DONOR
These are federal records accessioned by the National Archives and Records Administration in December 1987, designated as part of Record Group 289, and deposited in the Ford Library (accession number 88-NLF-028).

ACCESS
Open. Mr. Ford formally waived his privacy rights in order to allow this file to be made available.

COPYRIGHT
Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.

Prepared by William McNitt, March 1992
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Container List

The entire collection is in digital form. Please click on the folder title to view the documents.

Box 1              
Investigatory records on Gerald Ford, applicant for a commission, 1941-75