Collection ID: FA1729

Collection context


Walters, Gloria and Ford Foundation
3.41 Cubic Feet and 9 document boxes: 6 letter boxes; 2 legal boxes; and 1 half-letter box
English .


Scope and Content:

Collection contains the office files that Gloria Walters created when she served as Archivist/Records Retention Manager at the Ford Foundation and was based in the Foundation's Information Services, Archives and Records Retention unit. The collection is comprised of 3 series. The first series, Subject files, documents Walters' general activities in leading the Foundation's archives and records retention functions and supporting the larger Information Services department, primarily between 1993 and 1996, whereas the second series, Automation project files, specifically concerns the archive's automation project. Files in the third series, Researcher files, were removed from the Subject files series during processing and closed to access because of concerns over the privacy of the Foundation archive's researchers.

Common material formats found throughout the collection include correspondence, notes, drafts, reports, publications, meeting agendas, and charts.

Acquisition information:

Ford Foundation archive was deposited at the RAC in 2011. Ford Foundation records, correspondence, reports, program files, and officers' papers were transferred to and accessioned by the RAC beginning in 2011.

This material was transferred to the RAC in 2019 in two different sets of records and was ingested by the RAC as Accession 2019:111 and Accession 2019:112.

Accessions continue as necessary.


Collection consists of three series.

Collection arrangement is as follows:

Series 1. Subject files, 1973-1996

Series 2. Automation project files, 1990-1995

Series 3. Researcher files, 1986-1996



Open for research with select materials restricted as noted. Brittle or damaged items are available at the discretion of RAC.


Ford Foundation has title, copyright and literary rights in the collection, in so far as it holds them.

The Rockefeller Archive Center has authority to grant permission to cite and publish material from the collection. Permission to publish extensive excerpts, or material in its entirety, will be referred to the Ford Foundation.

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