This Ford Library Project File is a copy set of all formerly classified documents opened, wholly or partly, since November 1, 2008 under the Remote Archive Capture (RAC) program described below. Earlier RAC releases are not included. The Project File includes copies from both processed and unprocessed collections. It is intended as a convenience to researchers, affording expedited access to declassified information from unprocessed/closed collections. It also allows returning researchers to more easily discover newly declassified information from previously processed/open collections.
RAC is an interagency program created to facilitate the declassification of 25-year old documents in presidential libraries. Under RAC, approximately 275,000 pages of Ford Library classified material have been scanned to create digital copies. These copies were then referred to Washington for declassification review by staff of participating government agencies. This review is on-going, and new RAC “product” is delivered to the Library periodically. Please see an archivist for further information.
22.4 linear feet (approx. 44,800 pages) as of June 2012, but this is an ongoing project with materials added periodically.
Various donors. The materials are copies from various collections within the Library.
Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain. Please see an archivist regarding other materials.
Prepared by William H. McNitt, June 2012
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