COLLECTION FINDING AID



BETTY FORD PAPERS, 1974-77

First Lady




SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Trip and local event case files for the White House period outline Mrs. Ford's activities, including political travels, ceremonies, and White House dinners and entertainments. Also open is a select collection of popular magazine articles about Ford family members. Other segments are closed to research.

QUANTITY
10.8 linear feet (ca. 21,600 pages)

DONOR
Betty Ford (accession numbers 79-10, 83-31)

ACCESS
Open. Some items are temporarily restricted under terms of the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, or under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256).

COPYRIGHT
Betty Ford donated to the United States of America her copyrights in all of her unpublished writings in National Archives collections.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 by Leesa Tobin, December 1983
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION


Nancy C. Chirdon


1967-73 - Secretary in various government agencies

1973 - Secretary, Military Office in the Office of the Vice President

1974 - Secretary to John O. Marsh, Jr., Assistant to the Vice President for Defense and International Affairs

1974-75 - Secretary to Sheila Weidenfeld, First Lady's Press Secretary

1975-77 - Personal secretary to the First Lady


Carolyn K. Porembka


1947 - Born in Westbrook, Minnesota

1966 - Graduated Nettleton Commercial College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

1966-73 - Secretary in various government agencies

1973-74 - Personal secretary to the First Lady, Pat Nixon

1974-75 - Secretary to Nancy Howe, Special Assistant to Mrs. Ford

1975-77 - Personal secretary to the First Lady

1977 - Secretary at the Fords' offices in California


INTRODUCTION

The First Lady's staff, often referred to as the East Wing staff, numbered 26 to 28 and were responsible for providing press, social and correspondence support to the First Lady. The person who worked most closely with Mrs. Ford was Nancy Howe, who acted as Mrs. Ford's personal assistant until April 1975 when she left the White House. Howe was replaced by Nancy C. Chirdon, formerly secretary to the First Lady's Press Secretary and Carolyn K. Porembka, previously secretary to Mrs. Howe.

Positioned in an office immediately outside Mrs. Ford's own, Chirdon and Porembka's duties as her personal secretaries required daily contact with the First Lady. They acted as liaisons between the First Lady and the East Wing staff members, arranged all her personal appointments, handled her direct personal correspondence and traveled with Mrs. Ford on all her trips.

At the time of this writing, three of the five series in this collection are available for research. Two others, files for correspondence and general subjects, will be completed and made available at a later date.

The series now available for research are: a local Events File, Trip File, and Magazine File. The first two series document in some detail Mrs. Ford's public and private activities as First Lady including her participation in state dinners, private parties, public appearances, foreign and domestic trips, campaign efforts, and as spokesperson for several charitable and service organizations. In some cases, the First Lady accompanied the President to these events but more often they were pursued independently. Both files reflect Mrs. Ford's planning and involvement in these affairs and the support provided her by East Wing staff members. Most of this material came to Mrs. Ford from staff members, was reviewed and occasionally annotated by her, and incorporated into her personal files by Chirdon or Porembka.

The Local Events File is not a complete record of Mrs. Ford's activities in the Washington D.C. area. Chirdon and Porembka created files only for those events and activities where background, briefing or follow-up materials were retained in the First Lady's office for easy reference. The Trip File appears to be complete and reflects The First Lady's activities outside the Washington D.C. area more exhaustively.

The Magazine File for the period from August 1975 until the end of the administration is an excellent reference source for American magazine articles written about Mrs. Ford and the Ford children. It appears to have been compiled by Chirdon and Porembka for office reference use.

Related Materials (December 1983)
Other currently available collections in the Ford Library that contain related material are the files of Frances Kaye Pullen, Mrs. Ford's speechwriter from November 1975 until the end of the administration and the White House Central File Subject File designation for the First Lady.


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Local Events File, 1974-77.  (Boxes 1-8, 3.0 linear feet)
Correspondence, memoranda, briefing papers, press releases, guest lists, Q's and A's, speeches and programs for dinners and entertainment for many of the First Lady's activities in the Washington D.C. area. The material concerns events of both a public and private nature. Included are occasional menus, recipes, and menu cards for White House dinners; detailed information on White House early remarks drafted by Patti Matson, Mrs. Ford's advance person; and memoranda and notes from Maria Downs, social secretary, concerning dinners, receptions and entertainments at the White House. Scattered material in this series has been annotated by Mrs. Ford.

Arranged by date of event.

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Trip File, 1974-77.  (Boxes 8-18, 4.0 linear feet)
Correspondence, memoranda, scenarios, schedules, biographies and follow-up related to Mrs. Ford's trips outside Washington D.C. This includes both foreign and domestic trips where Mrs. Ford accompanied the President or traveled without him such as the campaign trips she took on behalf of her husband, family vacations in Vail, and state visits to Europe and China.

Arranged by date of trip.

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Magazine File, 1975-76. (Boxes 18-27, 3.8 linear feet)
Entire issues of magazines dating from August 1975 until the end of the administration which include articles on Mrs. Ford and the Ford children.

Arranged chronologically.

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CONTAINER LIST

Box 1 - Local Events File

  • 8/9/74 - Swearing-in
  • 8/12/74 - Presidential Address
  • 8/20/74 - HEW Bill Signing
  • 8/22/74 - Housing Act Signing
  • 8/23/74 - Vice Presidential Staff Reception
  • 8/28/74 - Cabinet Dinner
  • 9/4/74 - Kennedy Center Reception
  • 9/5/74 - Yanagihara Visit
  • 9/5/74 - Manuscript Society
  • 9/11/74 - Tour of Mormon Temple
  • 9/14/74 - National Council of Negro Women
  • 9/14/74 - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • 9/15/74 - Republican National Committee and National Finance Committee Reception
  • 9/17/74 - Women's Clubs Reception
  • 9/18/74 - Tea for Mrs. Aiken
  • 9/18/74 - National Press Club
  • 9/19/74 - Staff Picnic
  • 9/19/74 - National Federation of Republican Women
  • 9/20/74 - Greek Festival
  • 9/27/74 - Salvation Army
  • 9/27/74 - LBJ Memorial Grove
  • 10/3/74 - Congressional Retirees Dinner
  • 10/5/74 - Diplomatic Corps Reception
  • 10/23/74 - Haig Dinner
  • 10/31/74 - UNICEF trick-or-treaters
  • 11/3/74 - Horse Show
  • 11/8/74 - Fox Hill Elementary School
  • 11/18/74 - Scott Luncheon
  • 11/20/74 - Women's Economic Conference
  • 11/21/74 - Muscular Dystrophy
  • 11/21/74 - Luncheon for Mrs. Aiken
  • 11/22/74 - National Association for Mental Health
  • 11/25/74 - Oak Forest Church Tour
  • 11/28/74 - 30-30 Club Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 12/2/74 - Brunch for Get Well Volunteers
  • 12/2/74 - Scouter of the Year
  • 12/4/74 - "No Greater Love" Christmas Party
  • 12/4/74 - Trudeau Dinner
  • 12/6/74 - National Symphony Ball
  • 12/6/74 - Christmas Tree Arrival

Box 2 - Local Events File

  • 12/10/74 - Chinese Exhibition
  • 12/11/74 - March of Dimes
  • 12/11/74 - Diplomatic Kids Christmas Party
  • 12/13/74 - Residence Staff Christmas Party
  • 12/17/74 - Pageant of Peace
  • 12/17/74 - Congressional Christmas Ball
  • 12/18/74 - Children's Christmas Party
  • 12/19/74 - Press Christmas Party
  • 1/13/75 - Betty Ford Portrait
  • 1/14/75 - Wives of the Association of American Colleges
  • 1/14/75 - Takla Visit
  • 1/15/75 - State of the Union
  • 1/22/75 - Republican Congressional Wives
  • 1/26/75 - Red Mass at St. Mathew's Cathedral
  • 1/26/75 - U.S. Capitol Historical Society at Kennedy Center
  • 1/30/75 - National Prayer Breakfast
  • 2/1/75 - Mardi Gras Ball
  • 2/12/75 - National Symphony Orchestra
  • 2/13/75 - Lammerding/Ruwe Wedding
  • 2/14/75 - Valentine Luncheon
  • 2/14/75 - Valentine Surprise Party
  • 2/17/75 - Gerald R. Ford Medallion
  • 2/18/75 - U.S. Capitol Historical Society Luncheon
  • 2/20/75 - Chamber of Commerce Wives
  • 2/20/75 - Governors' Dinner

Box 3 - Local Events File

  • 2/24/75 - Bicentennial Reception
  • 2/27/75 - President's Committee on Mental Retardation
  • 2/28/75 - Young Republican Leadership Conference Reception
  • 3/7/75 - Republican National Committee Leadership Conference
  • 3/7/75 - Cocktails with Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • 3/9/75 - Special Olympics Benefit
  • 3/22/75 - Gridiron Dinner
  • 3/26/75 - National Association for Retarded Citizens Poster Child
  • 3/26/75 - Republican National Committee, Congressional Campaign Committee, and National Governors Association
  • 4/8/75 - Mrs. Ford's Birthday
  • 4/17/75 - Testimonial for Senator Hansen and Attend Ford Theatre Performance of "Give 'Em Hell, Harry"
  • 4/22/75 - Senate Wives Luncheon
  • 4/27/75 - MacGregor Dinner
  • 5/5/75 - Senate Wives Luncheon
  • 5/6/75 - Federal Advisory Committees on the Status of Women
  • 5/8/75 - Kenneth Keating Funeral
  • 5/15/75 - Tea for Mrs. Giscard d'Estaing
  • 5/22/75 - Congressional Club First Lady's Breakfast
  • 6/5/75 - Holton Arms Commencement
  • 6/12/75 - Tea with Mrs. Rabin
  • 6/18/75 - Picnic with Republican Congressional Wives
  • 6/23/75 - Benefit by Metropolitan Opera at Wolf Trap
  • 6/27/75 - Harvey Family Reception
  • 6/28/75 - American Folklife Festival (Publication Only)
  • 7/1/75 - Christmas With Love Awards
  • 7/2/75 - Golden Rose Award
  • 7/2/75 - "Craft Multiples" Exhibition
  • 7/5/75 - Susan's Birthday Party
  • 7/8/75 - Cocktails at the White House
  • 7/9/75 - Visit of Shahbanou of Iran
  • 7/10/75 - International Women's Year Reception
  • 7/14/75 - D.C. Village Visit
  • 7/14/75 - President's Birthday Party
  • 7/17/75 - Future Homemakers Association Officers
  • 7/22/75 - Dinner on the Sequoia
  • 7/25/75 - Graeber Dinner for Secretary and Mrs. Weinberger
  • 8/7/75 - Receiving Klapthor Book on White House Porcelain
  • 8/7/75 - Wolf Trap Ball Committee Photograph
  • 8/7/75 - Laird Dinner Party
  • 8/8/75 - Tea for Mrs. Juan Velasco

Box 4 - Local Events File

  • 9/3/75 - Religious Zionists of America
  • 9/4/75 - Wives of Delegates of the IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting
  • 9/7/75 - Vice Presidential Residence Housewarming
  • 9/8/75 - Republican National Committee Reception
  • 9/19/75 - Private Luncheon
  • 9/10/75 - Fundraising at Capitol Hill Club
  • 9/12/75 - National Association of Commissions for Women
  • 9/12/75 - Treemonisha Company Reception
  • 9/23/75 - Mott and Manley Meeting
  • 9/24/75 - Women Stockbrokers
  • 9/26/75 - Identity and Homemaking Conference Reception
  • 10/8/75 - Tea with Madame Huang Chen
  • 10/8/75 - Dinner for Skip and Marty Ford
  • 10/14/75 - Hirshorn Museum; Gadsby's Tavern
  • 10/15/75 - Fords' 27th Wedding Anniversary Party
  • 10/16/75 - Golubin Funeral
  • 10/16/75 - Junior League of Washington Christmas Shop Luncheon
  • 10/17/75 - Buchen Party
  • 10/18/75 - Hunter Party
  • 10/20/75 - White House Tree Planting
  • 10/21/75 - Epilepsy Foundation; Embassy Social Secretaries
  • 10/24/75 - Henri Patty Private Dinner
  • 10/26/75 - Triennial Girl Scout Convention
  • 10/28/75 - Girl Scout Council Presidents
  • 10/31/75 - Collectors Committee of the National Gallery of Art
  • 11/5/75 - Tea for Jihan Sadat
  • 11/11/75 - Ford's Theatre Society Reception
  • 11/11/75 - YMCA International Fair
  • 11/12/75 - Tea with Mrs. Liliane Thorn-Petit
  • 11/13/75 - National Council of Negro Women
  • 11/14/75 - Presentation of "The First Ladies"
  • 11/14/75 - St. John's Church Christmas Bazaar
  • 11/17/75 - Dedication of Bicentennial Braniff Plane
  • 11/17/75 - Ten Outstanding Young Women of America
  • 11/19/75 - Tea with Imelda Marcos
  • 11/19/75 - Fund for a Representative Congress Reception

Box 5 - Local Events File

  • 11/20/75 - Senior Citizen Dinner
  • 11/22/75 - Moscow State Symphony Concert
  • 11/24/75 - Judiciary Dinner
  • 11/27/75 - Ford Family Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 12/12/75 - The International Club #2; International Neighbors Club #1
  • 12/15/75 - White House Christmas Decorations Volunteers
  • 12/15/75 - White House Staff Christmas Party
  • 12/16/75 - Diplomatic Children's Christmas Party
  • 12/17/75 - Congressional Christmas Ball
  • 12/18/75 - Pageant of Peace
  • 12/18/75 - Hospital for Sick Children Christmas Party
  • 12/19/75 - Swearing-in of John Paul Stevens
  • 12/19/75 - Press Christmas Party
  • 12/22/75 - White House Volunteers Christmas Party
  • 1/1/76 - New Year's Private Party
  • 1/9/76 - State Chairmen and Advisory Committee of the President Ford Committee
  • 1/12/76 - League of Republican Women of the District of Columbia Lunch
  • 1/14/76 - Martin Luther King Library
  • 1/19/76 - State of the Union Address
  • 1/21/76 - Gerald R. Ford Medal Committee
  • 1/21/76 - Pearl Bailey's Performance at the Kennedy Center
  • 1/23/76 - Administration Wives
  • 1/25/76 - Bicentennial Salute to Roger L. Stevens
  • 1/28/76 - Tea for Mrs. Rabin
  • 1/29/76 - National Prayer Breakfast
  • 1/29/76 - Israeli Reciprocal Reception (Mrs. Ford did not attend)
  • 2/10/76 - Heart Association Lunch Fitting
  • 2/10/76 - The National Theater
  • 2/12/76 - Heart Association Luncheon
  • 2/12/76 - Alice Roosevelt Longworth's Birthday Party
  • 2/15/76 - Athletes Prayer Brunch
  • 2/18/76 - National PTA
  • 2/23/76 - Governors' Dinner

Box 6 - Local Events File

  • 3/3/76 - White House Staff and President Ford Committee
  • 3/4/76 - Medal of Honor Presentation
  • 3/7/76 - David Kennerly's Birthday Party
  • 3/14/76 - Craighead Brunch
  • 3/21/76 - Wedding Gift for the Sultan of Oman
  • 3/22/76 - Committee for the Preservation of the White House
  • 3/24/76 - Congressional Club Cookbook Kickoff
  • 3/25/76 - Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner
  • 3/26/76 - Courage Award for Gene Littler
  • 3/27/76 - Helen Reddy Concert
  • 3/31/76 - Hussein Reciprocal Reception; House and Senate Dinner
  • 4/1/76 - Medal of Freedom Presentation for Arthur Rubinstein
  • 4/3/76 - Gridiron Dinner
  • 4/5/76 - American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  • 4/6/76 - Hospital for Sick Children Benefit Performance
  • 4/7/76 - "Adams Chronicles" Photo; Cherry Blossom Princess Photo
  • 4/12/76 - President Ford Committee Reception
  • 4/13/76 - Senate Wives Annual Luncheon
  • 4/13/76 - American Society of Newspaper Editors
  • 4/14/76 - Dedication of the White House Visitors' Area
  • 4/14/76 - Swearing-in of Thomas S. Gates
  • 4/22/76 - White House News Photographers Association
  • 4/28/76 - Kennedy Center
  • 5/1/76 - White House Correspondents Association
  • 5/3/76 - Senate Ladies Luncheon
  • 5/13/76 - Scholastic Achievement Awards Presentation
  • 5/14/76 - Azalea Festival Committee
  • 5/20/76 - Congressional Club Breakfast
  • 5/21/76 - Former Members of Congress Auxiliary
  • 6/1/76 - "Eye of Jefferson" Exhibition
  • 6/9/76 - Happy Rockefeller's Birthday Party

Box 7 - Local Events File

  • 6/10/76 - National Symphony's 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Business Committee for the Arts Awards
  • 6/11/76 - Presidential Appointees Dance
  • 6/13/76 - Women United for Ford
  • 6/23/76 - Republican Congressional Candidates Reception
  • 6/24/76 - Gown Presentation at the Smithsonian
  • 6/25/76 - Republican National Committee Reception
  • 7/2/76 - Wolf Trap Award to Yehudi Menuhin
  • 7/3/76 - Honor America Event
  • 7/14/76 - Visit to Egyptian Tall Ship "Hurriyya"
  • 7/20/76 - Concert and Reception to Celebrate the American Revolution Bicentennial
  • 7/29/76 - Administration Wives Briefing
  • 8/4/76 - Bicentennial Joint Boys/Girls Nation
  • 8/12/76 - National Board of Hadassah
  • 9/7/76 - Tea for Mrs. Leone
  • 9/8/76 - Bloomingdale's and the Washington Fashion Group
  • 9/12/76 - Washington Cathedral
  • 9/17/76 - National Federation of Republican Women
  • 9/24/76 - National Issues Conference for Black Women
  • 9/24/76 - Dinner for Lopez-Portillo
  • 10/13/76 - "Citizens of the Americas" Award; Mississippi Homemakers Tour
  • 10/14/76 - Medal of Freedom for Martha Graham (1)-(2)
  • 11/16/76 - Kennedy Center (Martha Graham Company Performance and Benefit Supper)
  • 11/18/76 - Cabinet Wives Luncheon
  • 11/23/76 - Breast Cancer Conference (Mrs. Ford did not attend)
  • 11/29/76 - Republican Governors Reception
  • 12/2/76 - Mrs. Ford's Physical Exam
  • 12/3/76 - National Symphony Ball
  • 12/5/76 - Advance People
  • 12/7/76 - Graeber Dinner
  • 12/9/76 - Christmas Decorations Press Preview
  • 12/9/76 - Congressional Ball (1)

Box 8 - Local Events File

  • 12/9/76 - Congressional Ball (2)
  • 12/10/76 - White House Volunteers Christmas Party
  • 12/10/76 - Private Dinner for Jane Engelhardt
  • 12/11/76 - Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 12/14/76 - Diplomatic Children's Christmas Party
  • 12/15/76 - Press Corps Christmas Party
  • 12/16/76 - Hospital for Sick Children Christmas Party
  • 12/16/76 - Pageant of Peace
  • 12/17/76 - White House Staff Christmas Party
  • 1/6/77 - Capitol Hill Club Party
  • 1/7/77 - Chowder and Marching Society and SOS Dinner
  • 1/10/77 - Medal of Freedom Presentation
  • 1/11/77 - Alice Paul Award from the National Woman's Party; Lupus Erythematosis photographs; National Women's Political Caucus photographs
  • 1/12/77 - American Newspaper Women's Clubhouse
  • 1/12/77 - State of the Union Message

Box 8 (Continued) - Trip File

  • Trip Checklist
  • Traveling Staff
  • 8/19/74 - VFW Convention, Chicago, IL
  • 9/6-8/74 - Birmingham, AL (1)-(3)
  • 9/18/74 - New York, NY
  • 9/24/76 - Chicago, IL
  • 10/9/74 - Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/17/74 - Far East Trip (Mrs. Ford Canceled)
  • 12/14-16/74 - Martinique (Mrs. Ford Canceled)
  • 12/22/74-1/2/75 - Christmas at Vail, CO
  • 2/25-26/75 - Florida Trip

Box 9 - Trip File

  • 4/2/75 - Los Angeles, CA
  • 4/30/75 - New York, NY
  • 5/1/75 - Winchester, VA
  • 5/12/75 - Philadelphia, PA (1)-(2)
  • 5/19-20/75 - Los Angeles and San Diego, CA (1)-(2)
  • 5/28/75-6/3/75 - European Trip (1)-(4)

Box 10 - Trip File

  • 5/28/75-6/3/75 - European Trip (5)-(6)
  • 6/11/75 - New York, NY
  • 6/19-20/75 - New York, NY (1)-(2) (Martha Graham Dance Company)
  • 7/4/75 - Baltimore, MD
  • 7/11-13/75 - Northern Michigan and Chicago, IL
  • 7/26/75-8/4/75 - European Trip (1)-(5)

Box 11 - Trip File

  • 7/26/75-8/4/75 - European Trip (6)-(7)
  • 9/3/75 - New York, NY
  • 9/19-22/75 - Oklahoma and California (1)-(2)
  • 10/4/75 - West Virginia and New Jersey
  • 10/9-10/75 - New York, NY (1)-(2)
  • 10/25/75 - International Women's Year Congress, Cleveland, OH (1)-(3)

Box 12 - Trip File

  • 11/2/75 - Jacksonville, FL
  • 11/6-7/75 - New York, NY (1)-(3)
  • 11/29/75 - 12/10/75 - Far East Trip (1)-(4)
  • 12/23/75-1/2/76 - Christmas at Vail, CO
  • 1/13/76 - Philadelphia, PA
  • 1/31/76 - Williamsburg, VA (Mrs. Ford Canceled)
  • 2/7-8/76 - New Hampshire (1)

Box 13 - Trip File

  • 2/7-8/76 - New Hampshire (2)
  • 2/13-14/76 - Florida (Mrs. Ford canceled)
  • 2/19-20/76 - New Hampshire
  • 2/24-29/76 - Florida (1)-(3)
  • 3/8-12/76 - Arizona, California, Illinois (1)-(2)
  • 3/19-20/76 - New York, NY
  • 3/29/76 - New York, NY
  • 4/4-5/76 - Wisconsin

Box 14 - Trip File

  • 4/8-9/76 - New York, NY
  • 4/19-22/76 - Texas (1)-(4)
  • 4/26/76 - Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/29/76 - New York and Indiana (1)-(2)
  • 5/4-5/76 - Ohio, California, Oregon, South Dakota, Missouri (1)-(2)
  • 5/14-16/76 - Michigan
  • 5/22/76 - Bennington, VT
  • 5/27-28/76 - New Jersey and Ohio (1)

Box 15 - Trip File

  • 5/27-28/76 - New Jersey and Ohio (2)
  • 6/4-8/76 - California and Michigan (1)-(5)
  • 6/17-18/76 - New York and Iowa
  • 6/22/76 - New York, NY (1)-(2)

Box 16 - Trip File

  • 6/22/76 - New York, NY (3)
  • 6/25/76 - St. Paul, MN
  • 6/29/76 - Plymouth, MA
  • 7/4/76 - Bicentennial Events
  • 7/30/76 - Jackson, MS
  • 8/10/76 - New York, NY
  • 8/15-20/76 - Kansas City, MO (1)-(4)
  • 8/20/76-9/4/76 - Vail, CO (1)-(2)

Box 17 - Trip File

  • 9/4-5/76 - Chicago, IL (1)-(2)
  • 9/15-16/76 - Michigan and Ohio
  • 9/25-26/76 - Louisiana and Milwaukee, WI (1)-(2)
  • 10/1-2/76 - Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas (1)-(2)
  • 10/6-10/76 - California, Washington, Colorado, New York (1)-(2)
  • 10/15-16/76 - Illinois
  • 10/19-22/76 - California, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia (1)-(2)

Box 18 - Trip File

  • 10/26-28/76 - Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, and Michigan
  • 10/31/76-11/2/76 - New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan (1)-(2)
  • 11/7-15/76 - Palm Springs, CA
  • 11/20-21/76 - Tarrytown, NY
  • 11/25/76 - Camp David
  • 11/30/76-12/1/76 - Massachusetts and New York
  • 12/19/76-1/2/77 - Michigan and Vail, CO

Box 18 (Continued) - Magazine File

  • Winter 1975, Life, "The End of a Presidency"
  • 3/17/75, Time, "An Intimate First Family Portfolio"
  • 8/75, Vogue, "The Shah Who Came to Dinner"
  • 8/75, Palm Beach Life, "Betty Ford - Woman of the Year"
  • 8/11/75, U.S. News and World Report, "Ford Looks Ahead"
  • 8/11/75, Newsweek, "Summit in Helsinki"
  • 8/18/75, Newsweek, "The Strain on Betty"
  • 8/25/75, Newsweek, "A Family Affair"
  • 9/75, Town and Country, "The Private Life of the World's Most Public City"

Box 19 - Magazine File

  • 9/75, McCall's, "The Blooming of Betty Ford"
  • 9/1/75, Time, "Exciting Betty"
  • 9/15/75, Time, "The Girl Who Almost Killed Ford"
  • 9/15/75, Newsweek, "It Didn't Go Off"
  • 9/29/75, Time, "Liberty's New Puppies"
  • 10/75, Celebrity, "Betty Ford: How Much Can a First Lady Take?"
  • 10/6/75, Time, "Protecting the President" and "Ford's Second Close Call"
  • 10/20/75, Time, "Jack Ford: My Turn to Sacrifice"
  • 10/20/75, People, "No Jack Armstrong, Bachelor Jack Ford, 23, is Still a 1970's All-American Boy"
  • 10/25/75, Japanese Magazine Concerning the Visit of the Emperorand Empress to the U.S.
  • 11/75, Ladies Home Journal, "Mrs. Ford and the Affair of the Daughter"
  • 11/3/75, Time, "Coming on Like a Cocktail Cowboy"
  • 11/10/75, People, Editorial on Jack Ford
  • 11/17/75, People, "Don Rumsfeld Wins a Mighty New Seat in Ford's Musical Chairs" and "They Kid Presidents Don't They" (About Pearl Bailey)
  • 11/17/75, Time, "Ford's Costly Purge", "These are My Guys", and "Some Cheers for an Underdog"
  • 11/24/75, Time, "The Star Shakes Up the Party" (About the Ronald Reagan Challenge to Ford)
  • 11/24/75, Newsweek, "Can Reagan Stop Ford?"

Box 20 - Magazine File

  • 12/75, Ladies Home Journal, "President Ford's Personal Prayers"
  • 12/75, Palm Beach Life, "The President at Pepperdine"
  • 12/75, Women's Day Magazine
  • 12/1/75, Newsweek, "Betty Ford on the Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • 12/1/75, Time, "There's No Gilded Cage for Betty"
  • 12/8/75, Time, "Off to China With Betty and Books"
  • 12/8/75, Newsweek, "New China Hand"
  • 12/15/75, Time, "Ford in China: Warm Hosts"
  • 12/21/75, Parade, "The First Family and Christmas Memories"
  • 12/29/75, U.S. News and World Report, "At the White House -- An Old FashionedYule"
  • 12/29/75, Newsweek, "Woman of the Year" and "A Talk with Betty"
  • 12/29/75, Time, "Ford: Trying to Reverse the Slide" and "Oval Office Optimism"
  • 12/29/75, People, "The 25 Most Intriguing People of 1975"

Box 21 - Magazine File

  • 1976, Life, "Remarkable American Women"
  • 1976, New York Press Photographers Annual
  • Winter 1976, Life, "A Ford Family Album" and "The Gun is Pointed, Your Honor"
  • 1/76, Sun Valley, Photograph of the Fords Skiing in Sun Valley in 1966
  • 1/76, Good Housekeeping, "The Ten Most Admired Women"
  • 1/76, Town and Country, Photographs of the Fords at Vail
  • 1/76-2/76, Women's Work, "The Way It is for ... Carla Anderson Hills" and "From Abigail Adams to Betty Ford"
  • 1/4/76, Enquirer (The Sunday Magazine), "More Than Just a 'Yes-Lady'"
  • 1/5/76, Newsweek, "Gerald Ford -- the Uphill Racer?"
  • 1/5/76, Time, "Women of the Year -- A Dozen Who Made a Difference
  • 2/76, Ladies Home Journal, "Celebrity Exercises"
  • 2/76, McCall's, "How Much Should a First Lady Say?"

Box 22 - Magazine File

  • 2/2/76, Time, "Chris Evert and Her White House Admirer Meeting for a Post-Match Date"
  • 2/9/76, People, Photograph of the President and Suzy Chaffee at Vail
  • 2/9/76, Time, "Jack Ford and Gary Trudeau"
  • 2/16/76, Time, "Hail to the-uh-Campaigner"
  • 2/16/76, People, "Young Love in the White House"
  • 2/23/76, People, "In Icy New Hampshire, Nancy With the Smiling Face is a Primary Asset" (About Nancy Reagan)
  • 3/76, Town and Country, "D.C. Means Dancing Capital"
  • 3/76, Good Housekeeping, "The First Lady Talks About Fashion"
  • 3/76, Sphere, "Dinner at the White House"
  • 3/7/76, New York Times Magazine, "Fords for Ford"
  • 3/8/76, People, "On the Other Side of the Camera" (About Susan Ford)
  • 3/8/76, Time, "On to the Showdown in Florida"
  • 4/76, McCall's, "100th Anniversary Issue"

Box 23 - Magazine File

  • 4/19/76, U.S. News and World Report, "Who Runs America?"
  • 5/76, McCall's, "Betty Ford Talks About Her Mother"
  • 5/76, Ladies Home Journal, "Women of the Year"
  • 5/3/76, Time, "First Mama Using CB Radio"
  • 5/10/76, Time, "Susan Ford and Mohammad Ali"
  • 5/17/76, Time, "Now, the Republican Rumble"
  • 5/31/76, Time, "From France With Much Love"
  • 6/76, Accent Grand Rapids, "Betty's Blooming As First Lady No Surprise to Grand Rapids Friends"
  • 6/14/76, Time, "In Columbus' Footsteps"
  • 7/76, Redbook, "A Message from Betty Ford on ERA"
  • 7/76, Ladies Home Journal, "The Next First Lady"

Box 24 - Magazine File

  • 7/76, Ms., "Remember the Ladies Exhibit"
  • 7/76, McCall's, "How We Entertain in the White House"
  • 7/76, Graphic Arts Monthly, cover
  • 7/4/76, Newsweek, Bicentennial Issue
  • 7/4/76, Washington Post, Special Bicentennial Magazine Issue
  • 7/5/76, People, "Susan on the Water Slide at Disney World"
  • 7/12/76, People, "First Daughter as Fist Lady"
  • 7/19/76, Time, "A Glittering Courtesy Call" (Queen Elizabeth's Visit)
  • 8/76, Good Housekeeping, "Betty Ford Talks About Homemaking"
  • 8/76, Ladies Home Journal, "Growing Up in the White House"
  • 8/2/76, People
  • 8/2/76, Newsweek, "The Ford - Reagan Psy-War"
  • 8/9/76, Time, "Ford Closes In"
  • 8/9/76, Newsweek, "First-Family Friction"
  • 8/23/76, People, "Does He or Doesn't He Like the White House? Only Jack Ford Knows"

Box 25 - Magazine File

  • 8/30/76, Time, "Come Out Swinging"
  • 9/76, The Saturday Evening Post, "Ten-Four, First Mama"
  • 9/13/76, Newsweek, "Sizing Up Carter - Special Report"
  • 9/27/76, Newsweek, "Prepping Ford"
  • 10/76, Ladies Home Journal, "Our Private Life in the White House"
  • 10/4/76, Time, "The Ford - Carter Character Test"
  • 10/5/76, Newsweek, "The Race - Stay Tuned"
  • 10/11/76, Time, "Campaigning with Betty, Rosalynn and the Kids"
  • 10/11/76, Newsweek, "The No-Win Campaign"
  • 10/11/76, People, "... and Betty's Got Beer"
  • 10/18/76, Time, "Ford's Setback" and "Grand Rapids, Michigan as a Character Witness"

Box 26 - Magazine File

  • 10/18/76, U.S. News and World Report, "Betty vs. Rosalynn - Life on the Campaign Trail"
  • 10/18/76, Newsweek, "How Good a President?"
  • 10/25/76, Newsweek, "Sputtering Down the Stretch"
  • 10/25/76, People, "A Presidential Debate at the College of William and Mary -- But Who Were They?"
  • 10/25/76, Time, "The Campaign - Bitter, Not Better, Down the Stretch"
  • 10/31/76, Family Weekly, "Why I Should Be Your President"
  • 10/31/76, Parade, "Ford and Carter Talk About Themselves"
  • 10/31/76, Washington Post Potomac Magazine, "1976 Election"
  • 11/1/76, Time, "Voting Your Pocketbook"
  • 11/2/76, News and Comment
  • 11/2/76, News and Comment, Election Endorsements (1)-(2)

Box 27 - Magazine File

  • 11/8/76, Time, "Ford: It's a Horse Race"
  • 11/8/76, Newsweek, "The Last Hurrah"
  • 11/15/76, Newsweek, "Election Special - The New Look"
  • 11/15/76, U.S. News and World Report, "What Carter Will Do As President"