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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)
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 works extensively in reference, processing, and access for textual materials. Telephone: (734) 205-0554
- Mark Fischer - Archivist
Mark's primary work is systematic review for declassification. Telephone: (734) 205-0558
- Kenneth Hafeli - Audiovisual Archivist
Ken manages the AV unit’s complex preservation and reference programs. Telephone: (734) 205-0568
- Tim Holtz - Archives Specialist
Tim assists in a wide variety of archival processing and reference activities. Telephone: (734) 205-0592
- Donna Lehman - Archivist
Donna manages the Mandatory Declassification Review program. Telephone: (734) 205-0560
- Rebecca McNitt - Contractor
Rebecca, a recent University of Michigan graduate in library and archives studies, handles scanning and metadata for the Digital Ford Presidential Library. Telephone: (734) 205-0555
- Helmi Raaska - Archivist
Helmi's primary work is systematic review for declassification. Telephone: (734) 205-0559
- Jeremy Schmidt - Archivist
Jeremy processes textual collections and provides reference from them, 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
- Amy Stilgenbauer - Contractor
Amy, a recent University of Michigan graduate in library and archives studies, handles scanning and metadata for the Digital Ford Presidential Library. Telephone: (734) 205-0555
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.
View the Gerald R. Ford Foundation web site, including contacts