Cable messages between the White House and foreign service posts transmitted outside of normal State Department channels. They are usually between Henry Kissinger or Brent Scowcroft and U.S. ambassadors (or, occasionally, to other officials visiting those posts). Included are some “hotline” communications between President Ford or Secretary Kissinger and foreign heads of state. Subject matter ranges from routine travel arrangements to high-level foreign policy issues.MOST OF THIS COLLECTION IS UNPROCESSED AND CLOSED TO RESEARCH. THE CONTAINER LIST SHOWS WHAT IS CURRENTLY OPEN.
4.0 linear feet (ca. 8000 pages)
Gerald R. Ford (Accession 77-118)
Only a portion of this collection has been processed and opened to research. The rest of the collection is still unprocessed and closed. In the processed portions, some items are temporarily restricted under terms of the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, or under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256).
Gerald R. Ford donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.
Prepared by Karen B. Holzhausen, November 1997; revised March 2000