The 1974-77 Presidential papers of Gerald Ford and his White House staff form the core Ford Library collection in Ann Arbor. These are supplemented by the pre- and post-presidential papers of Gerald Ford, the papers of Betty Ford, collections of Federal records, and more. Former government officials have donated personal papers, researchers in the period have given copies of research interviews, and private individuals associated with the issues and events of the time have given their materials.
Archival holdings include approximately 25 million pages of documents, 450,000 photographs, 3,000 hours of audiotape, 3,500 hours of videotape, and 712,027 feet of film. The textual holdings include memos, letters, meeting notes, reports, and other historical documents. The audiovisual materials include photographs, videotapes of news broadcasts, audiotapes of speeches and press briefings, film of public events, and televised campaign commercials.
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