#37 – President Ford Gifts Presidential Papers to University of Michigan
December 14, 1976
President Gerald R. Ford sends a letter to the Archivist of the United States and the President of the University of Michigan offering to deposit his papers in a Presidential Library to be built on the University of Michigan campus, his alma mater. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library opens its doors to the public on April 27, 1981 followed by his Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 6, 1982. The Library contains over 25 million historical documents and more than a half million audiovisual items including private photos, interviews and broadcasts.