At the end of his administration, Gerald R. Ford contracted with publisher Harper & Row to write his memoirs. Trevor Armbrister, a journalist and correspondent for Reader's Digest, assisted him in the research and writing of the book, entitled A Time to Heal. This collection contains correspondence, notes, audio recordings of interviews, interview transcripts, drafts of chapters, and other materials related to the writing and publication process.
The portion of the collection that is available for research are Gerald R. Ford's handwritten personal reflections on twenty-seven different topics ranging from "How I make decisions" to "Advice to a teen-age daughter."
15 linear feet (ca. 30,000 pages)
Gerald R. Ford (accession number 80-13, 83-19, 91-2, 92-20, 92-26, 94-7, and 97-22)
Most of this collection is unprocessed and temporarily restricted from public access. The items listed on the container list are open.
Gerald R. Ford has donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.
Prepared December 1993; revised March 2020.
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