President Gerald R. Ford Scrapbook Collection, 1929-1988
The 28 reels of the Gerald R. Ford Scrapbooks provide an overview of Ford’s public life from his high school through his post-Presidential years. The seventy-four large bound volumes and over 40,000 pages of loosely filed items consist especially of newspaper and magazine clippings, but also included are photographs souvenir programs and invitations, holiday and courtesy messages, occasional notes and other correspondence, and assorted other memorabilia collected by Mr. Ford or his staff. For the period 1929‑1978. As a group, the scrapbooks contain a significant number of unique items, printed matter not readily available elsewhere, and voluminous press coverage of Mr. Ford and his family. Numerous local newspaper clippings document regional reporting on domestic trips, and there are sometimes foreign press clippings from overseas trips.
FINDING AID: Gerald R. Ford Scrapbook Collection, 1929-1988