Former President George W. Bush has selected the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia to conduct a comprehensive oral history of his presidency, the Miller Center and the George W. Bush Foundation announced today.
“I am delighted that the Miller Center of Public Affairs will record for history detailed interviews with key members of my administration,” Bush said. “This oral history project will offer future generations a comprehensive look at what it was like to lead the country during some extraordinary challenges.”
Scholars of the George W. Bush Oral History Project will conduct interviews with the key figures of the Bush White House and cabinet, as well as with outside political advisers, members of Congress and foreign leaders. The Miller Center plans to conduct approximately 100 interviews during the expected five-year run of the project.
The Bush Oral History is a continuation of the work the Miller Center began in 1981 with its acclaimed Presidential Oral History Program, which has conducted extensive interview projects on presidents Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton. Each of these projects has been undertaken with the endorsement of the president being studied.