COLLECTION FINDING AID



GERALD R. FORD LIBRARY ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS, 1981-Present


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Transcripts and audiotapes for oral histories conducted by staff members of the Ford Library with Ford administration officials, White House staff members, journalists, and others. Some interviews are not yet fully transcribed and deeded to the Library by the interviewees. Additional interviews will be released as transcriptions and deeds are completed.

QUANTITY
0.4 linear feet (ca. 600 pages)

DONOR
The various interviewees (accession numbers 1999-001, 2001-010, and 2011-010)

ACCESS
Fully transcribed and deeded interviews are open. Others remain restricted pending the completion of this work.

COPYRIGHT
Most interviewees have donated to the United States of America their copyrights in the interview transcripts and audiotapes. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.

Prepared by William H. McNitt, February 2009; revised May 2012
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CONTAINER LIST

Box 1 - Oral Histories

(Interviews with titles struck through are not yet open to research)
• Armstrong, Anne, April 9, 1997 - Counsellor to the President; Ambassador to Great Britain)
• Ash, Roy, March 26, 1997 - Director, Office of Management and Budget
• Babcock, Nina, ca. 1981 - Editor, Cedar Springs Clipper (Cedar Springs, Michigan). Involved in early Ford campaigns.
• Barrett, Robert, September 14, 1998 - Military Aide to the President
• Brockett, Bill, January 20, 2006 - White House Communications Agency staff member who assisted with the Ford’s dog Liberty
• Butz, Earl, February 28, 1997 - Secretary of Agriculture
Cavaney, Red, October 21, 1998
• Cederberg, Elford, September 16, 1998

• Coleman, William T., Jr., March 27, 1997 - Secretary of Transportation
Downs, Maria, October 27, 1998
• Downton, Dorothy, January 29, 1997
• Fazio, James, October 28, 1998
• Fletcher, Arthur, September 17, 1998
• Friedman, Milton, August 31, 1998
• Gergen, David, October 19, 1998
• Hardy, Timothy S., October 21, 1998
• Hartmann, Robert, September 2, 1998
• Hills, Carla, April 8, 1997
• Hills, Rod, February 26, 1997
• Hyland, William, October 26, 1998

• Kleppe, Thomas, April 25, 1997 - Administrator, Small Business Administration; Secretary of the Interior
• Lindh, Patricia, June 24, 1996 - Special Assistant to the President for Women
Lynn, James, February 24, 1997
• McFarlane, Robert, February 25, 1997
• Moynihan, Daniel, April 23, 1997

• Richardson, Elliot, April 25, 1997 - Attorney General; Secretary of Commerce
Rumsfeld, Donald, March 26, 1997
• Saxbe, William, February 7, 1997
• Scouten, Rex, September 1, 1998

• Scranton, William, October 20, 1997 (?) - U.S. Representative, Pennsylvania Governor, Transition Advisor, United Nations Ambassador
• Sherman, Col. Tom, December 8, 1999 - Military officer involved in the planning of the Vietnam clemency program
• Sidey, Hugh, April 22, 1997 - Journalist, Time Magazine
Simon, William, November 11, 1998
• Smith, Mary Louise, April 4, 1997

• Teeter, Robert, May 5, 1997 - Political strategist; public opinion pollster
Theis, Paul, September 1, 1998
• Usery, W.J.
• Weinberger, Caspar, June 3, 1997