News Notes for Ford Library Researchers - 2018

Upcoming Deadlines

September 15, 2019

Deadline for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants.

March 31, 2019

Deadline for the "Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award) in Honor of Robert Teeter".


November 7, 2018 - Holiday Hours
The Ford Library's Research Room will be closed or close early on the following days:
Monday, November 12 - Closed for Veterans Day (observed)
Wednesday, November 21 - Closing early at 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 22 - Closed for Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 24 - Closing early at 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 25 - Closed for Christmas Day
Monday, December 31 - Closing early at 12:00 PM
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Closed for New Year's Day

September 28, 2018
The Library opened the Audio Diary Transcripts series in the Ron Nessen Papers for research [1.3 linear feet (ca. 2600 pages)]. The newly opened series documents Nessen’s account of day-to-day operations within the Ford administration as well as his relationships with other White House staff members. View the collection's finding aid.

The Library additional material in the Gerald R. Ford Scrapbooks collection for research [10 linear feet]. The newly opened material primarily documents Ford's life after he left the White House, but it does include some material related to his youth and his time in public office. View the collection's finding aid.

The Library processed the Sheila R. Weidendfeld Papers [18.25 linear feet (ca. 36,500 pages)]. This collection mostly documents Weidenfeld's tenure as the Press Secretary to First Lady Betty Ford, Mrs. Ford's activities, press operations, Weidenfeld's personal correspondence, and materials related to the writing of Weidenfeld’s book, First Lady’s Lady. This collection is temporarily closed under the terms of the donor's deed of gift.  View the collection's finding aid.

September 20, 2018
The Library opened the Telephone Call Logs series in the Betty Ford White House Papers for research [0.8 feet (ca. 500 pages)]. The newly opened series consists of White House telephone memoranda forms showing First Lady Betty Ford’s daily telephone calls. Handwritten information for each call includes designation of incoming or outgoing, time of day, name of person talked to, and possible action. View the collection's finding aid.

September 18, 2018
The Library opened the Frank Ursomarso Papers for research [11.4 linear feet (ca. 22,800 pages)]. The collection contains material concerning the operation of the White House Advance Office during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford and planning for foreign and domestic trips for President Ford and the First Family. It also includes material related a few vice presidential and post presidential trips, and Gerald Ford's state funeral..  View the collection's finding aid.

June 28, 2018
The Library opened the U.S. Department of State. Office of the Chief of Protocol. Ceremonials Division: Gerald R. Ford Condolence Books for research [3.9 linear feet (ca. 7,800 pages)]. The collection consists of condolence books from the U.S. Department of State and its various diplomatic missions around the world commemorating the death of former President Gerald R. Ford.  View the collection's finding aid.

June 15, 2018
The Library opened the Michael Kelly Policial Campaign Ephemera Collection for research [19.5 linear feet (ca. 39,000 pages)]. The collection consists of printed material and other memorabilia related to presidential campaigns from 1896 to 2008. It contains much material on well-known politicians such as Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney, Eugene McCarthy, and Robert Kennedy. It also includes strong materials on minor political parties and obscure presidential candidates. Of interest will be the campaign literature on a variety of ideologies ranging from white nationalism to populism, libertarianism, socialism, communism, and Christian fundamentalism, as well as candidate literature for Homer Tomlinson, Gus Hall, Angela Davis, George Lincoln Rockwell, Lyndon LaRouche, and J Quinn Brisben.  View the collection's finding aid.

The Library opened the Robert E. Barrett Papers for research [3.35 linear feet (ca. 6,700 pages)]. The collection contains s correspondence, clippings, speeches, schedules, and other material related to Robert Barrett's post-presidential activities on behalf of President Gerald R. Ford. View the collection's finding aid.

 

See News Notes for Ford Library Researchers for the year 2017