Kiron K. Skinner, a W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and associate professor of history and political science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been appointed to the advisory board of the official oral history project for President George W. Bush. Oral histories are taken by the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
The Miller Center for public affairs at the University of Virginia is the only institution that conducts oral histories of presidential administrations on a continuing basis. All modern presidents have had their official oral histories conducted at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
This project will document the life and career of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, with a focus on the White House years. The Miller Center is committed to conducting a rigorous and extensive program of spoken political history through unbiased scholarly interviews among those who are the most familiar with the Bush presidency.
Through the interviews, source material will also be created so that future scholars can conduct studies of the politics and policies key to governing the United States by the Bush presidency and administration.
Skinner will also work with Southern Methodist University on oral histories of Bush’s prepresidential years.
According to George H. W. Bush,“The Miller Center is the place that gets history and preserves it for future generations.”
Presidential oral history program description.