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Gerald Ford: A Resource Guide

President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, conversing, on the grounds of the White House, Washington, D.C.
President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, conversing, on the grounds of the White House, Washington, D.C.
1 negative: film.
1974 Aug. 16.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-DIG-ppmsca-08443

Digital Collections

"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Ford taking the oath of office on August 9, 1974.

Exhibitions

Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

Presents works by cartoonist Herb Block, who chronicled the nation’s political history and caricatured twelve American presidents, including a cartoon dealing with Gerald Ford's "Whip Inflation Now" campaign and one of Ford published during the 1976 presidential election.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Ford, Gerald R.,--1913-2006 to find prints, photographs, political cartoons, and othe images related to Ford. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Gerald Ford to locate additional images.

A selection of highlights from PPOC includes:

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Gerald Ford and Betty Ford.

Public Affairs Office

Gerald Ford

The Library's Public Affairs Office created this page on Gerald Ford after his death on December 26, 2006. It contains an audio recording of a speech Ford delivered at the National Press Club on June 6, 1988, and links to news stories about his death.

Record Sound Research Center

Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989

Since 1932, the National Press Club has hosted luncheon gatherings that have allowed presidents, visiting world leaders, and other leading personages to address the press and answer questions about pressing current affairs. In 1969, the Press Club donated to the Library of Congress audiotapes of talks they had been recording since 1952, a collection that has grown to nearly 2,000 recordings. The Library has made available online talks by some of its most important luncheon speakers, including eight U.S. presidents.

  • Gerald R. Ford, June 6, 1988 - Ex-President Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) spoke at a luncheon gathering at the National Press Club on June 6, 1988, to inaugurate the first annual Gerald R. Ford Foundation journalism prizes. Following short acceptance speeches, Ford delivered a talk on the state of the federal budget process, which, he warned, was “in total shambles.”
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