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, beginning with the presidency of George W. Bush. 

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 is currently working on projects focused on the issues listed below.  The CPH team films interviews with members of 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 future public presentation via the web and other publishing venues. 

 

Faith and the Presidency

 

"The Last Card in the Deck"
The Surge in Iraq, 2007

 

Judicial Nominations and the Department of Justice

 

The First Lady
and the
East Wing

 

Post-9/11 Policy in
East and Southeast Asia

American Diplomacy: Leaders at Home and Abroad