The collection consists of a fragmentary chronological file of outgoing correspondence and memoranda along with a small subject file. Although occasional minutes of meetings or memoranda of conversations appear, the material is mostly routine in nature and the bulk of it concerns administrative matters such as coordination of State Visits, approval of foreign travel of administration officials, NSC draft responses to mail for both President and Vice President received from the public and members of Congress, NSC input for the Presidentís and Vice Presidentís speeches, approval of presidential messages to foreign organizations, and access to NSC documents. Some Carter administration materials are also included marking the transition to a new staff secretary.
4.6 linear feet (ca. 8,800 pages)
Gerald R. Ford (accession number 1970-NLF-368)
Open. Some materials continue to be national security classified and restricted; 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Gerald Ford donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections.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 William McNitt, August 1997;
Revised by Donna Lehman, March 2013
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