Happy American Archives Month! Throughout October, we’re running a series of “spotlights” on the many locations that make up the National Archives. Have you done research at a Presidential Library? Unlike the other Presidential Libraries, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library—located in Ann Arbor, Michigan—is geographically separate from the museum, which is in Grand Rapids. [...]
Posted by Nikita on October 19, 2012, under - Presidents, National Archives Near You.
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Gerald Ford called April of 1975 the “cruelest month.” Having inherited a Presidency and the closing act of an unpopular war, Gerald Ford convened his National Security Council in April 1975 to discuss the final evacuation of Saigon. The North Vietnamese were on the outskirts of the city. While there were once over 500,000 troops in [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on September 1, 2010, under - The 1960s.
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