Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library has launched a major program to digitize and post to the web some of its most important materials.
The first digitization project was the "National Security Adviser. Memoranda of Presidential Conversations, 1973-1977" - the Library's most popular and most used textual collection. Each folder of the Memoranda of Conversations (or "Memcons") contains the White House's transcript-like records and handwritten source notes from over 1,000 presidential meetings on foreign relations and national security matters, January 1973 - January 1977. In addition to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, participants include foreign heads of state and diplomats, U.S. intelligence and national security officials, U.S. diplomats, members of Congress, Cabinet members, visiting delegations, and others. Discussion topics are myriad. The bulk of the Memcons are now declassified and open for research. The online collection is updated as new material is released.
Other completed digitization projects include President Fordís Daily Diary, National Security Council Meeting Minutes, selected documents related to the Vladivostok arms control summit (1974), and the diary of Federal Reserve Chairman Arthur Burns. Visit the Ford Digital Presidential Library at: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/docs.asp
Generous support by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation made many of these projects possible.
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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