Unpublished finding aids to segments of the Ford papers are being prepared as the collection is processed.
The new Gerald R. Ford Library building was completed in 1981 and parts of the Ford collection will be opened for research late in 1981. Many of the Russian-related documents in the Ford materials are of a highly classified nature and will be restricted for several years.
L. William Seidman Files, 1974-77
128 linear feet (ca. 256,000 pages). This is a key collection for domestic and economic affairs. Topics range from policy-making on trade, inflation, taxation, employment, and energy, to specific matters such as product liability, fair trade laws, aid to New York City, and various international meetings. The collection includes extensive records of the Economic Policy Board, a powerful interagency body chaired by Treasury Secretary William Simon. The Seidman material concerns the entire range of domestic and international economic policy. Among the issues with the strongest documentation are: airlines, automobile industry, capital formation, energy, exports, foreign investment, Generalized System of Preferences, grain sales to the Soviet Union, inflation, international economic summits, maritime policy, New York City finances, tax policy, and unemployment. Finding aid available: https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/guides/findingaid/seidmanwfiles.asp