Photocopies from the Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson libraries and the Nixon Presidential Materials Project of documents and cross-references filed under "Ford, Gerald R." in selected collections, and transcripts of selected telephone conversations concerning the formation of the Warren Commission from the Johnson Library.
Less than one linear foot (ca. 600 pages)
Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson libraries and Nixon Project (accession numbers 81-28, 84-23, 94-14, 94-21, and 97-8)
Open except where the original document is itself closed at the Truman, Eisenhower, or Johnson Library.
Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Further copyright information may be available at the libraries.
Prepared by David Horrocks, December 1985 (Revised by Helmi Raaska, March 1994; William McNitt, May 2000)
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This collection consists of memoranda, letters, and occasional other items by and about Gerald Ford, 1949-71, especially his contacts with the White House staffs of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, and Nixon. The major portion is from the Johnson administration. A notable segment of the Johnson Library materials is a transcript of selected telephone conversations between President Johnson and various individuals concerning the formation of the Warren Commission. Cassette recordings of the conversations are available in the Ford Library's audiovisual department. The collection also includes correspondence from the post-White House years of the three presidents.
Staff at the libraries provided most of the photocopies after they searched for documents filed under "Ford, Gerald R." in selected collections. The archivists did not attempt an exhaustive search for all materials related to Mr. Ford. Many of the Johnson Library items are only cross-references to more complete document cases in the Johnson White House Central Files. In response to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, the Johnson Library produced a compilation of recordings and transcripts of telephone conversations and supplied a copy to the Ford Library. The Ford Library received a few pages of post-presidential correspondence from the Eisenhower Library as the result of a request made by a researcher.
The materials are arranged according to library of origin.