News Notes for Ford Library Researchers - 2006
September 15, 2006
Application deadline for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants.
August 16, 2006
The Library declassified and opened an additional calendar (detailed listing and description) of documents concerning Laos in the Melvin Laird Papers. The newly opened calendar covers documents received and sent by Defense Secretary Laird between September 1969 and December 1971. The calendar can be used to submit Mandatory Review requests for the possible declassification of the documents on the lists.
July 28, 2006
The Library processed and opened most of the U.S. National Security Council: Institutional Files, 1974-1977. The collection consists of Ford-era files retained by the NSC until the end of the Clinton administration to provide continuity of government. Materials relate in large part to preparation of National Security Decision Memoranda and National Security Study Memoranda; briefing papers for and minutes of NSC committee, panel, and working group meetings; and the history, organization, and administration of the NSC. The collection is not yet fully described in the PRESNET database, so folders do not appear on PRESNET search reports except through keyword searching on folder titles. For more details on the collection, view its finding aid.
July 20, 2006
The Library processed and opened additional material in the Robert M. Teeter Papers in 2005, but a news note was not added to this page. Please see the note for August 1, 2005.
June 19, 2006
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library is proud to announce that Benjamin C. Waterhouse has been chosen as the 2006 winner of the Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter. Mr. Waterhouse is a doctoral student at Harvard University and is completing his doctoral dissertation: Corporate Leaders and the Pro-Business Agenda in Modern American Politics. He is investigating how the American business community mobilized in the 1970s and 1980s to pursue business-friendly policies through legislation and public opinion. For more information about this award please visit our website.
May 30, 2006
The Library announced the list of recipients of Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants from the spring meeting of the grants screening committee.
May 22, 2006
The Library has processed and opened the U. S. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division: Copies of Oral Histories on the Mayaguez Action and Related Marine Unit Operational Records, 1965-1977. The collection was created by the Marine Corps Historical Center, from its digitized holdings, at the suggestion of an associate of former President Ford. It includes compact disks of oral histories (audio files only) with Marines who participated in the Mayaguez action. It also includes compact disks containing Marine unit operational records from the Mayaguez action. These disks, as an incidental by-product of their creation, also contain extensive operational records from the Marine units' participation in other phases of the Vietnam War. Most of these records date from 1965-1970, but some concern the evacuations of Phnom Penh and Saigon, and the later transfer of refugees to the United States. The Ford Library staff has printed to paper, as an additional convenience to researchers, all operational records that date from the Ford presidency. For more details on the collection, view its finding aid.
May 5, 2006
The Library has processed and opened three folders from the National Security Adviser. Presidential Briefing Material for VIP Visits collection. The open folders concern the visit by Prime Minister den Uyl of the Netherlands on May 14, 1975. The rest of the collection remains unprocessed and closed to research.
May 1, 2006
Deadline for the "Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award) in Honor of Robert Teeter." For more information about the Award contact Joshua Cochran.
April 4, 2006
The Library has processed and opened the Bruce Wagner Papers. The collection concerns his work as Vice President and Chief Operating Office of Campaign '76 Media Communications, Inc. (the advertising arm of President Ford's 1976 election campaign committee). The focus is on political advertising during the 1976 primaries. For more details on the collection, view its finding aid.
March 27, 2006
The Library has processed and opened the Russell H. Armentrout Files. The collection concerns his work as Director of the Social Entertainments Office of the the First Lady's Staff. It concerns the arrangements for all social events at the White House, Camp David, aboard the Presidential yacht, and occasionally during State visits abroad. The collection also concerns First Family Christmas card mailings and Christmas events. For more details on the collection, view its finding aid.
March 15, 2006
Deadline for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants.
January 3, 2006
The Library has processed an accretion to the Robert Horn Papers. The papers concern Horn's work as Executive Secretary of the Presidential Clemency Board. Included in the accretion are Clemency Board meeting minutes, decision lists, and recommendations to President Ford. Access requires significant advanced planning with archives staff through the Review-for-Access Queue. For more details on the collection, view its finding aid.