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Share Your Papers With Ford’s Archives


LAFF members are being invited to share materials accumulated during their years at the Ford Foundation by donating them to the Foundation’s archives through its Information Management (IM) team.
Andrea Donohue, senior manager for Global Records and Archives at the Foundation, is seeking “memos, documents, correspondence, notes, notebooks, reports, briefing books, presentations and other similar substantive material.” 
What is not wanted are “expense-related content, personal papers, conference material, personnel records or non-Ford relevant material.” 
The request is far-reaching, including materials from all Ford staff who worked in “any region, office or department” during “any period”.
“Our goal,” Donohue says, “is to ensure that our archives are as complete, transparent and accessible as can be.”
Where there is any question as to whether a certain document is relevant, Donohue says the IM team will review all material received and remove what is considered “non-archival”. 
Once a member receives and signs a certificate of gift form, the accepted papers will be reviewed, processed and sent to the Rockefeller Archive Center, where Ford’s historical records are housed for preservation and research.  
For details on how to proceed, contact Donohue at



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