Gerald R. Ford Museum
Exhibits, Events, Education Center

303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-254-0400 (tel)
616-254-0386 (fax)

Ford Museum Facebook Page

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Daily)
(Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Days)

Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-205-0555 (tel)
734-205-0571 (fax)

Ford Library Facebook Page

Hours: 8:45am-4:45pm (M-F)
(Closed Federal Holidays)

Gerald R. Ford Library Staff Directory

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Administration and Special Events
In addition to the staff listed below, Ford Museum staff in Grand Rapids provide important support to Library staff and programs.

  • Elaine Didier - Director
    Elaine is director of both the Library in Ann Arbor and the Museum in Grand Rapids.
    Telephone: (734) 205-0566

  • Tina Luckett - Secretary to the Director
    Tina provides administrative and secretarial support to the Director and staff. Telephone: (734) 205-0540

  • Geir Gundersen - Supervisory Archivist
    Geir supervises the archival and special events staffs in Ann Arbor, and assists the director in planning and daily administration of the Library. Telephone: (734) 205-0556

  • John Hurley - Computer System Administrator
    John provides IT support to both the Library and the Museum. Telephone: (734) 205-0553

  • Kate Murray - Special Events Coordinator
    Kate helps plan and implements the Library’s speaker, special event, and facility rental programs. She also manages the Library’s printed works collection. Telephone: (734) 205-0567

All staff perform reference work and each handles special projects in public programs, exhibits, processing, administration, and web and digital materials development.

  • Hannah Brookhart - Student Trainee (Archival Science)
    Hannah assists with textual processing, preservation, and reference. Telephone: (734) 205-0562
  • Stacy Davis - Archivist
    Stacy manages programs for accessioning, digitization, the NARA Archives Research Catalog, and student recruitment via the University of Michigan College Work-Study Program. Telephone: (734) 205-0563
  • Elizabeth Druga - Archives Technician
    Elizabeth manages the Library's social media outlets and research room, and works in textual and audiovisual processing, preservation, and reference. Telephone: (734) 205-0554
  • Mark Fischer - Archivist
    Mark is the Library's Information Security Program Manager (ISPM) and is a declassification archivist. Telephone: (734) 205-0558
  • Kenneth Hafeli - Audiovisual Archivist
    Ken leads audiovisual processing, preservation, and reference activities, and serves as the facility manager liaison. Telephone: (734) 205-0568
  • Tim Holtz - Archives Specialist
    Tim works in declassification, and textual processesing, preservation, and reference. Telephone: (734) 205-0592
  • Jim Neel - Archives Technician
    Jim works in textual processesing, preservation, and reference. Telephone: (734) 205-0557
  • John O'Connell - Archives Technician
    John works in textual processesing, preservation, and reference. Telephone: (734) 205-0559
  • Jeremy Schmidt - Archivist
    Jeremy leads textual processing, preservation, and reference activities, serves as the coordinator of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants program, manages the PRESNET collections description / reference database, and serves as the Library's webmaster. Telephone: (734) 205-0578

The Library does not have a volunteer/intern program.  Instead, each year, the Library accepts a limited number of student workers eligible for the College Work-Study Program of the University of Michigan Financial Aid Office.   These students, often graduate students in archives studies, perform duties in lieu of interns and volunteers.