News Notes for Ford Library Researchers - 2016

Upcoming Deadlines

March 15, 2016

Deadline for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants. For more information about the grants contact Jeremy Schmidt.

March 31, 2016

Deadline for the "Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award) in Honor of Robert Teeter". For more information about the award please contact Elizabeth Druga.


February 23, 2016
The Library opened for research the William S. Ballenger Papers, 1971-77. This collection contains materials relating primarily to the recommendation, application, and appointment of individuals to senior positions, advisory committees, and councils within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). Also included are documents regarding the process, politics, and policies of appointments to the committees and councils, as well as background information about organizations [6.7 linear feet (ca. 13,400 pages)]. View the collection's finding aid.

The Library opened for research the Edward Randall Architectural Drawings of Gerald and Betty Ford's Rancho Mirage Home, 1977. This collection consists of a complete set of construction drawings for Gerald and Betty Fordís post-Presidential home in Rancho Mirage, CA. The drawings include site plans, elevations, and construction details, and covers structural, mechanical, electrical, landscape, and swimming pool elements. The home was designed for the Fords by the Los Angeles firm Welton Becket Associates. Edward Randall was the swimming pool sub-contractor for the project [34 drawings]. View the collection's finding aid.

See News Notes for Ford Library Researchers for the year 2015