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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. Telephone: (734) 205-0567
All staff performs reference and processing work and each handles special projects in declassification, digitization, social media, web development, public programs, exhibits, and administration.
- Stacy Davis - Archivist
Stacy manages the accessioning and digitization programs, oversees Library input to the NARA Description and Authority Service (DAS), and leads student recruitment via the University of Michigan College Work-Study Program. Telephone: (734) 205-0563
- Elizabeth Druga - Audiovisual Archivist
Elizabeth assists with AV processing, reference, and preservation, manages the social media program, and assists with education / outreach. Telephone: (734) 205-0554
- Mark Fischer - Archivist
Mark manages the systematic declassification review, Remote Archive Capture (RAC), and information security programs. Telephone: (734) 205-0558
- Kenneth Hafeli - Audiovisual Archivist
Ken manages the AV processing, reference, and preservation programs. Telephone: (734) 205-0568
- Tim Holtz - Archives Specialist
Tim assists with reference, processing, and systematic declassification review. Telephone: (734) 205-0592
- Donna Lehman - Archivist
Donna manages the Mandatory Declassification Review program and assists with systematic declassification review and information security. Telephone: (734) 205-0560
- Rebecca McNitt - Contractor
Rebecca handles scanning and metadata for the Digital Ford Presidential Library. Telephone: (734) 205-0555
- James Neel - Archives Technician
Jim serves as Research Room Manager and assists with reference, processing, education / outreach, and special events. Telephone: (734) 205-0557
- John O'Connell - Archives Technician
John serves as Reproductions Order Manager, oversees the Library's printed works collection, and assists with reference, processing, and education / outreach. Telephone: (734) 205-0559
- Jeremy Schmidt - Archivist
Jeremy manages the textual processing program, serves as the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants program coordinator, manages the PRESNET collections description / reference database, and serves as the Library’s webmaster. Telephone: (734) 205-0578
- Amy Stilgenbauer - Contractor
Amy handles scanning and metadata for the Digital Ford Presidential Library. Telephone: (734) 205-0555
College Work-Study / Interns / Volunteers
The Library accepts a limited number of college work-study students, interns, and volunteers each year to assist with processing, preservation, and digitization of textual and audiovisual holdings. Student workers, eligible for the College Work-Study Program at the University of Michigan, and interns are often graduate students in archival studies, while volunteers range from high school students to retirees. For more information on college work-study opportunities, contact Archivist Stacy Davis. For more information on intern and volunteer opportunities, contact Supervisory Archivist Geir Gundersen.
View the Gerald R. Ford Foundation web site, including contacts