The Dorothy Downton files are a fragmentary collection of materials created, received, referred, or filed by Dorothy Downton as personal secretary to President Gerald Ford. The files primarily document Downton's role in handling the personal correspondence and daily expenses of the First Family. The collection also includes materials from the 1976 Presidential campaign and some official materials filed for the President's use.
2.0 linear feet (ca. 4,000 pages)
Gerald R. Ford (accession numbers 77-87, 85-16, 85-23, 85-31)
Open. 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Gerald Ford donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections.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 Kellee Green, December 1990; revised by William McNitt, October 2011
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