The collection contains audiotapes and transcripts of Cannon’s interviews with President Gerald R. Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, White House and congressional staff members, administration officials, members of Congress, and Ford friends. It also contains Cannon’s notes taken while reading transcripts of Trevor Armbrister’s 1977 interviews with President Ford and a few additional documents and notes. The material was used in the writing of Cannon’s 1994 book Time and Chance: Gerald Ford’s Appointment with History.
1.2 linear feet (ca. 2,400 pages) and 121 audiocassettes
James M. Cannon (accession numbers 2000-017, 2001-035, 2006-005, and 2006-006))
In general, interview transcripts and audiotapes are open if the interviewee is either deceased or has completed a release agreement. Some other items may be 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).
James M. Cannon donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights to materials created 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 William McNitt, Jan. 2008; revised Dec. 2008; revised Nov. 2010
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