Remarks Before Participants in Homemaking and Identity Conference, (26 September 1975) Washington, D.C.

“Mrs. Ford’s Remarks Before Participants in Homemaking and Identity Conference” delivered September 26, 1975, Ford, Betty (1918-2011)

Ford, Betty, 26 Sept. 1975, Box 3, Folder “Homemaking and Identity Conference, White House, September 26, 1975,” Frances K. Pullen Papers, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. This speech was recovered by Shawn J. Parry-Giles, University of Maryland.

This copy-text was generated from an original manuscript of the speech located in Box 3 in the Frances K. Pulled Files at the Gerald R. Ford Library. Portions of the speech are also published in MaryAnne Borrelli’s book, The Politics of the President’s Wife, Vol. 1 (College Station, Texas A&M University Press, 2011), 123-124.

The copy-text was transcribed from prepared speech notes, which contained handwritten edits by Mrs. Ford. Where the typed manuscript and the handwritten edits depart, I have transcribed the hand-written edits as they are more likely to be what Mrs. Ford actually stated in her speech.

As transcribed, Mrs. Ford’s remarks were contained within double quotations. We removed those and have replaced single quotation marks with double quotation marks to delineate where the article suggests that Mrs. Ford is quoting. We retained the paragraph structure and punctuation that the original manuscript included in Mrs. Ford’s remarks.

The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread for accuracy. Paragraph numbers have been added in brackets.

We have fixed a punctuation error so that the speech is more readable. The number corresponds to the speech paragraph in which the error occurred:

6: “is all about:” became “is all about.”