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FORD LIBRARY PROJECT FILE OF

DOCUMENTS DECLASSIFIED THROUGH THE REMOTE ARCHIVE CAPTURE (RAC) PROGRAM:

Photocopies, 1969-77

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

This Ford Library Project File is a copy set of all formerly classified documents opened, wholly or partly, since November 1, 2008 under the Remote Archive Capture (RAC) program described below.  Earlier RAC releases are not included.  The Project File includes copies from both processed and unprocessed collections.  It is intended as a convenience to researchers, affording expedited access to declassified information from unprocessed/closed collections.  It also allows returning researchers to more easily discover newly declassified information from previously processed/open collections.

RAC is an interagency program created to facilitate the declassification of 25-year old documents in presidential libraries.   Under RAC, approximately 275,000 pages of Ford Library classified material have been scanned to create digital copies.  These copies were then referred to Washington for declassification review by staff of participating government agencies.  This review is on-going, and new RAC “product” is delivered to the Library periodically.  Please see an archivist for further information.

 

QUANTITY

2.8 linear feet (approx. 4,700 pages) as of November 4, 2008, but this is an ongoing project with materials added periodically.

 

DONOR

Various donors.  The materials are copies from various collections within the Library.

 

ACCESS

Open.

 

COPYRIGHT

Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.  Please see an archivist regarding other materials.

 

Prepared by William H. McNitt, November 2008

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Container List

 

Box 1       Declassified Documents

Documents from the L. William Seidman Files (November 2008 Opening)

 

Box 2       Declassified Documents

Documents from the L. William Seidman Files (November 2008 Opening)

Documents from the National Security Adviser: Outside-the-System Chronological File (November 2008 Opening)

Documents from the National Security Adviser: Memoranda of Conversations (November 2008 Opening)

Documents from the Arthur Burns Papers (November 2008 Opening)

 

Box 3       Declassified Documents

Documents from the Dale Van Atta Papers (November 2008 Opening)

 

Box 4       Declassified Documents

Documents from the Melvin Laird Papers (November 2008 Opening)

 

Box 5       Declassified Documents

Documents from the National Security Adviser: NSC Europe, Canada, and Ocean Affairs Staff Files (November 2008 Opening)

 

Box 6       Declassified Documents

Documents from the National Security Adviser: NSC Europe, Canada, and Ocean Affairs Staff Files (November 2008 Opening)

 

Box 7       Declassified Documents

Documents from the National Security Adviser: NSC Europe, Canada, and Ocean Affairs Staff Files (November 2008 Opening)

 

Box 8  Declassified Documents

Documents from the National Security Adviser: NSC Middle East and South Asian Affairs Staff Files (December 2008 Opening)

 

Box 9  Declassified Documents

Documents from the National Security Adviser: NSC Middle East and South Asian Affairs Staff Files (December 2008 Opening)

 

Box 10            Declassified Documents

Documents from the National Security Adviser: NSC Middle East and South Asian Affairs Staff Files (December 2008 Opening)