Gerald R. Ford Museum
Exhibits, Events, Education Center

303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-254-0400 (tel)
616-254-0386 (fax)

Ford Museum Facebook Page

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Sat)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sundays
(Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Days)

Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-205-0555 (tel)
734-205-0571 (fax)

Ford Library Facebook Page

Hours: 8:45am-4:45pm (Mon-Fri)
(Closed Sat., Sun., & Federal Holidays)

Gerald R. Ford Congressional Newsletters, 1950-1973

Congressman Gerald Ford in front of the U.S. Capitol
Congressional Photographs AV82-31-2210

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View the Digitized Newsletters

Congressman Gerald R. Ford created a constituent newsletter upon taking office in 1949. It provided residents of his district with news of his own activities, pending legislation in the Congress, and Federal government programs and policies. Individual stories ranged from detailed descriptions of Ford's overseas trips (such as to Southeast Asia in 1953 or China in 1972) to news notes about the births of his children.

This site provides digital access to Ford's own reference set of newsletters (Ford Congressional Papers, Boxes D1 and D2). None of the issues from 1949 have survived, but the set appears to be complete thereafter.

Digitization was completed in 2010 with the financial support of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.