Gerald R. Ford Museum
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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



News Notes for Ford Library Researchers - 2001

December 27, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for East Asia and the Pacific . The folders and estimated page counts are: Malaysia (100 pp.).

 
December 10, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Europe and Canada . The folders and estimated page counts are: Spain (475 pp.).

 
December 6, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Middle East and South Asia . The folders and estimated page counts are: Pakistan (515 pp.).

 
November 29, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of several countries in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Europe and Canada . The folders and estimated page counts are: Azores Islands (25 pp.), Italy (690 pp.), and Portugal (860 pp.).
 
November 23, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Middle East and South Asia . The folders and estimated page counts are: Afghanistan (135 pp.).

 
November 16, 2001
The Library completed declassification action and placed into the open files 2,288 pages released under the Remote Archives Capture (RAC) program. All but a few of the documents had been scanned as part of the special Vietnam project. The bulk of the material was from the collection National Security Adviser. Vietnam Information Group Files.

 
November 8, 2001
The Gerald R. Ford Foundation awarded seven grants in support of travel to conduct research in Ford Library collections. See list of recipients.

 
October 22, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of several countries in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Europe and Canada . The folders and estimated page counts are: Bulgaria (10 pp.), Canada (650 pp.), and Czechoslovakia (60 pp.).

 
October 4, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for East Asia and the Pacific . The folders and estimated page counts are: Thailand (1000 pp.).

 
September 28, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of several countries in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Middle East and South Asia . The folders and estimated page counts are: Middle East – General (800 pp.), Diego Garcia (30 pp.), Kuwait (110 pp.), and Saudi Arabia (1500 pp.). Note: portions of three of these countries had been opened earlier, but additional materials were opened at this time.

 
September 14, 2001
The Library completed the archival processing of the Stanley S. Scott Papers, (1969) 1971-1977 (20 feet). As Special Assistant to the President for Minority Affairs and in other posts, Scott was a leading White House representative to and advocate for African-Americans. The bulk of the collection spans the late Nixon and early Ford administrations and concerns such topics as the Congressional Black Caucus, the role of African-Americans in the Republican Party and administration, civil rights, and equal employment opportunity. See the collection finding aid.

 
September 7, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for East Asia and the Pacific . The folders and estimated page counts are: Japan (1350 pp.).

 
August 21, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of two countries in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Europe and Canada . The folders and estimated page counts are: France (1100 pp.) and USSR (3375 pp.).

August 7, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. NSC Europe, Canada , and Ocean Affairs Staff . The folders and estimated page counts are: Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (2300 pp.).

July 17, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for East Asia and the Pacific . The folders and estimated page counts are: Korea (1850 pp.). Note: folders relating to the Korean tree incident of August 1976 had been opened earlier, but the rest of the folders were opened at this time.
July 11, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of two countries in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Africa . The folders and estimated page counts are: Africa - General (195 pp.) and South Africa (420 pp.).
June 18 , 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of several countries in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for East Asia and the Pacific . The folders and estimated page counts are: Southeast Asia (100 pp.), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (5 pp.), Burma (35 pp.), Fiji (17 pp.), Guam (12 pp.), Hong Kong (45 pp.), Indonesia (425 pp.), and New Zealand (115 pp.).
June 6, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of several countries in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Europe and Canada . The folders and estimated page counts are: Denmark (45 pp.), Finland (25 pp.), and Norway (110 pp.).
June 4, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Middle East and South Asia . The folders and estimated page counts are: India (495 pp.).
June, 2001
The Library completed declassification action and placed into the open files approximately 2,700 pages released under the Remote Archives Capture (RAC) program. Virtually all of the documents were pre-Ford administration Intelligence Information Cables from the collection National Security Adviser. Vietnam Information Group Files.
May 21, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Africa . The folders and estimated page counts are: Angola (225 pp.).
May 16, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of three countries in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for East Asia and the Pacific . The folders and estimated page counts are: Australia (275 pp.), Peoples’ Republic of China (1560 pp.), and Republic of China [ Taiwan ] (685 pp.).
May 1, 2001
The Library completed review for possible declassification in the folders of one country in the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Europe and Canada . The folders and estimated page counts are: Sweden (35 pp).
May, 2001
The Gerald R. Ford Foundation awarded nine grants in support of travel to conduct research in Ford Library collections. See list of recipients.
April 27, 2001
University of Michigan History Honors student Matthew Dekovich won the History Department's Arthur Fondiler History Award for his senior honors thesis, "Gerald R. Ford and the End of the War in Vietnam: A President's Struggle."
April 20, 2001
The Library completed the archival processing of the William I. Greener, Jr. Papers, 1975-1976 (7 feet). In quick succession, Greener served as Deputy Press Secretary to President Ford, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs under Donald Rumsfeld, and Director of Communications for the President Ford Committee. The papers in part concern press briefings, media liaison during trips, the organization and operation of White House and DOD press offices, and the Republican campaign advocates program of the 1976 general election. See the collection finding aid.
March 23, 2001
The Library completed the archival processing of the Bradley H. Patterson, Jr. Papers, 1973-1977 (3 feet). Patterson was Special Assistant to the President for Native American Programs. Supplementing the Patterson Files collection, the Patterson Papers concern litigation over land claims, sovereignty issues, and fishing, water, and mineral rights. See the collection finding aid.
March 23, 2001
The Library completed the archival processing of about half of the American Citizens Concerned For Life, Inc. Records, 1972-1986 (50 feet). The ACCL was a national membership organization with early ties to the National Right to Life Committee. It undertook an advocacy and educational mission regarding abortion, maternity and child health programs, death and dying issues of the elderly, and other health care matters. Approximately half the collection, or ca. 25 linear feet, is available with sufficient advance notice; the balance remains wholly unprocessed and unavailable. See the collection finding aid.
March, 2001
The Library has launched a pilot policy under which a researcher may request, by letter or e-mail to the Supervisory Archivist ( david.horrocks@nara.gov) the review for possible declassification of the folder(s) for any one country in these collections: National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files for Africa (3 feet), East Asia and the Pacific (8 feet), Europe and Canada (9 feet), and Middle East and South Asia (14 feet). Requests will be placed in a queue and fulfilled on a first-come first-serve basis. The Presidential Country Files also comprise our current priority for systematic declassification review, with review work already completed in the Presidential Country Files for Latin America (3 feet).
February, 2001
The Library completed the archival processing of the National Security Adviser. Presidential Country Files For Latin America, 1974-1977 (3 feet). The bulk of the collection is arranged by country name, with separate sequences thereunder for NSC documents and State Department telegrams. It includes material on all countries in Latin America , especially Cuba and Chile . Materials in the first box and a half concern broader groupings of materials, namely the Organization of American States and the entire region. See the collection finding aid.