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Celebrate the 100th Birthday of Betty Ford

Betty Ford promoting the Equal Rights AmendmentWe’re celebrating Betty Ford by transcribing her speeches. Transcribing is a way for you to help make National Archives records more searchable in our Catalog. Even the words within typewritten documents are often not picked up by a search in the Catalog. When you transcribe, you type exactly what you see in the document, which then makes that content searchable for you or for the next user.

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“Lying in the hospital, thinking of all those women going for cancer check ups because of me, I’d come to recognize more clearly the power of the woman in the White House. Not my power, but the power of the position, a power which could be used to help.”

Betty Ford

In 2018, the National Archives celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Ford.

Throughout the year, the National Archives will feature programming in celebration of Betty Ford. This special programming includes teacher/student outreach, social media initiatives, and special programs and exhibits at the National Archives in Washington, DC as well as the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

Featured Events

In Step with Betty Ford Exhibit in Grand Rapids, MI
Betty Ford: A Champion for Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibit in Washington, DC
More Events

About Betty Ford

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