Join us on October 6 for an evening highlighting the three presidential libraries that are proud to call Texas home! Click here for more information.
Join us on November 6 for a full-day conference on religion and politics, followed by an evening presentation by Senator John Danforth. Click here for more information.
Welcome to the Center for Presidential History.
In September 2013, the CPH hosted every director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Learn more.
On February 19, 2013, the CPH and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commenced a one-year Dallas remembrance of the assassination of President Kennedy with this program. Click here to watch the video.
CPH Director Jeffrey Engel recently joined C-SPAN for its program “First Lady Barbara Bush.” Learn more.
The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University exists to research and advance understanding of the history of the American presidency. The CPH pursues this goal through three primary avenues: Research, the Collective Memory Project, and public events.
The Center for Presidential History produces and supports research on the history of the American presidency, broadly conceived. Through postdoctoral fellowships, writing fellowships, and publishing volumes based on its own work, the CPH aims to function as a central hub for the most current and innovative research in Presidential History. Learn more.
The Collective Memory Project (CMP) is an ongoing oral history project, dedicated to enhancing the historical and archival record of various presidential administrations.
The CPH films interviews with members of presidential administrations, as well as both public officials and private citizens who played important roles during those administrations. These interviews are transcribed and prepared for both future online presentation as well as archival storage. Learn more.