The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University exists to research and advance understanding of American presidential history. The CPH pursues this goal primarily through two complementary methods:
Lectures, Conferences, and Events on Presidential History
The CPH regularly organizes and hosts a wide variety of lectures, conferences, and events, all centered on the theme of Presidential History. These events feature educators, journalists, entrepreneurs, current and former policy makers, and historically-minded professionals of all stripes, united in broadening our understanding of presidential history, and its potential for aiding ongoing contemporary debates for our nation’s future course.
Collective Memory Project
The CPH is conducting an ongoing Collective Memory Project dedicated to enhancing the historical and archival record of various presidential administrations. For these projects, the CPH will film and archive interviews with members of presidential administrations, as well as both public officials and private citizens who played important roles during those administrations. For more information, go the Collective Memory Project page.