Center for Presidential History

Center for Presidential History

Collective Memory Project

The Collective Memory Project (CMP) is an ongoing oral history project, dedicated to enhancing the historical and archival record of various presidential administrations. 

The first Collective Memory Project explores the oft-overlooked, yet pivotal election cycle of 2004. The CPH focuses on key subjects and events from the times, and explores those in-depth through interviews with people from both within and outside of the administration.

You can explore our first live project by visiting http://cphcmp.smu.edu/2004election


Future Projects:

The CPH will film interviews with members of different presidential administrations, as well as both public officials and private citizens who played important roles during these events. These interviews are transcribed and prepared for both future online presentation as well as archival storage. 

 

Faith and the Presidency

 

American Diplomacy: Leaders at Home and Abroad

 

Judicial Nominations and the Department of Justice

 

The First Lady and the East Wing

 

Post-9/11 Policy in East and Southeast Asia

 

The Iraq War