September 15, 2015
March 31, 2016
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.
June 24, 2015
Congratulations to Charles Halvorson, recipient of the 2015 Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter, and the Spring 2015 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grant recipients.
The Library opened for research accretions to the H. Guyford Stever Papers, (1930) 1936-93. The bulk of the accretion covers the period 1989-1993, and primarily documents his recent consulting activities. There is some material from his White House period. [28 linear feet (ca. 58,000 pages)]. The files from the accretion are available as review on request. Researchers may contact the Library to request that particular folders be added to the review-for-access queue. View the collection's finding aid.
The Library opened for research the Robin B. Martin Papers, (1969, 1973) 1974-76. This collection contains material documenting foreign and domestic travel planning for the Vice-President, President, and First Lady [3.9 linear feet (ca. 7,200 pages)]. View the collection's finding aid.
June 10, 2015
The Library opened for research the Edward C. Schmults Papers, 1973-77 (1978-81). This collection contains materials related to legal determinations and advice given within the Treasury Department and White House on such topics as Watergate, General Revenue Sharing Program, Emergency Loan Guarantee Program, railway improvement, regulatory reform, constitutional or statutory powers of the President, conflict of interest rules, standards of conduct, political restrictions, and a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues involving legal questions. [14.5 linear feet (ca. 26,000 pages)]. View the collection's finding aid.
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.