William Nicholson papers
The William Nicholson collection documents his work as the appointments secretary for President Ford from 1974-1977. The collection includes personal notes and calendars, White House briefings, travel information, political reports, election information, and newspaper and magazine articles documenting Gerald R. Ford and his administration while in office.
- Nicholson, William (Person)
Access to Materials
Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.
7.5 Linear feet (8 boxes, 3 envelopes)
William Nicholson was the appointments secretary under President Gerald R. Ford from 1974 until 1977. In 1984, Nicholson left the White House and was brought into the Amway Corporation by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos to help restructure the company. Nicholson was the Chief Operating Officer of Amway from 1984 until 1992. He then stepped down from his position as COO and started splitting his work between Amway and other private companies. Nicholson later sat on the Board of Advisors for the M. D. Anderson Cancer Institute and the Board of Directors for Colorado Prime, Inc. and Genmar, Inc.
Organized in nine series: Series 1. Schedules and Itineraries; Series 2. Briefing Papers; Series 3. Magazines and Reports; Series 4. Memorandums and Correspondence; Series 5. Presidential Spokesmen; Series 6. Office of the White House Press Secretary; Series 7. White House / Government; Series 8. Election; Series 9. Books and Miscellaney.
Acquired in 1994.
- William Nicholson papers
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- rev. 2017
- 2017: Re-processed and revised.