Gerald R. Ford Museum
Exhibits, Events, Education Center

303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-254-0400 (tel)
616-254-0386 (fax)

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Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Sat)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sundays
(Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Days)


Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-205-0555 (tel)
734-205-0571 (fax)

e-mail
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Hours: 8:45am-4:45pm (Mon-Fri)
(Closed Federal Holidays)



News Notes for Ford Library Researchers - 2015

Upcoming Deadlines

March 15, 2015

Deadline for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants. For more information about the grants contact Jeremy Schmidt.

March 31, 2015

Deadline for the "Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award) in Honor of Robert Teeter". For more information about the award please contact Elizabeth Druga.


April 1, 2015
The Library opened for research the following series from the NSA. NSC Staff for the Middle East and South Asia Files: Peace Negotiations Chronological File and Chronological File (boxes 56-77 only) [14.4 linear feet (ca. 26,400 pages)]. A finding aid will be published after the entire collection has been opened.

The Library processed the Presidential Personnel Office Files, 1974-77. These are the working files of the White House office which handled administration personnel appointments. Included are files on the search for potential appointees, the screening process used to evaluate candidates and solicit opinions, and the Presidential decision process. The bulk of the collection concerns appointments to positions in Cabinet departments, independent regulatory agencies, the Federal judiciary, and the numerous Federal boards and commissions. Only occasional scattered folders concern appointments to the White House staff. [273 linear feet (ca. 500,000 pages)]. View the collection's finding aid.

Parts of this collection are blanket closed. Researchers may contact the Library for information about how to appeal the access restriction decision of individual documents. Other parts of the collection are available as review on request. Researchers may contact the Library to request that particular folders be added to the review-for-access queue.

The Library opened the Domestic Trips File, First Family Trips File, and Administrative File series [61.8 linear feet (ca. 119,200 pages)] from the Byron M. "Red" Cavaney Files.

These series are available as review on request. Researchers may contact the Library to request that particular folders be added to the review-for-access queue.

January 29, 2015
The Library opened accretions [0.9 linear feet (ca. 1,200 pages)] to the Composite Grand Rapids Accessions, 1912-2013 collection.

January 16, 2015
The Library opened the Ambassadorís Correspondence File, 1981-85, [11.4 linear feet (ca. 20,800 pages)] from the Arthur Burns Papers.

The Library opened the Betty Ford Center File, 1980-92 [6.6 linear feet (ca. 12,000 pages)] from the Betty Ford Papers. A finding aid for the Post-White House sub-collection of the Betty Ford Papers is not available at this time. Please contact the Library for more information about this series.

The Library opened accretions [2.4 linear feet (ca. 4,400 pages)] to the Composite General Accessions, 1902-2013 collection.

The Library has posted a list of documents declassified in whole or in part through the Mandatory Declassification Review process during the months of October to December 2014. You can also see lists of documents declassified in earlier quarters. Researchers may contact us for additional information about the newly opened documents or to order copies.

See News Notes for Ford Library Researchers for the year 2014