This collection consists of audiocassettes and transcripts of interviews of former President Gerald R. Ford, Ford White House staff, agency officials, and congressmen. Yanek Mieczkowski conducted the interviews in support of his scholarly works, including his book, Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s. The interviews focus heavily on Gerald Ford’s response to the economic and energy crises of the 1970s, relations with Congress, 1975 State of the Union Address, and the 1976 Presidential campaign.
5 linear inches (ca. 800 pages) and 47 audiocassettes
Yanek Mieczkowski (accession numbers 03-NLF-024, 04-NLF-041, 06-NLF-009, 09-NLF-011)
Transcripts are open. Audiocassettes are closed pending processing. Some 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).
Yanek Mieczkowski has retained all copyrights he may have in the materials until his death, at which time all his rights in the unpublished materials shall pass to the United States of America. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them.
Prepared by J.P. Schmidt, June 2012