University of Virginia – Miller Center

Repository description: The Miller Center at the University of Virginia specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history. Starting with the Carter administration, it has conducted official oral histories regarding presidential administrations, as well as special projects on Edward Kennedy and Jack Kemp. The Miller Center also links to numerous oral history interviews with administrations prior to Carter that are housed at presidential libraries. In addition to its collection of presidential oral histories, the Miller Center transcribes White House tapes.

Regulatory significance: These interviews offer deep glimpses into the weeds of presidential administrations, including actions with regulatory dimensions. These oral histories focus much more closely on administrative events than on life histories, and the interviews are conducted in teams while interviewees have the option of bringing former assistants.

Relevant projects:
Herbert Hoover
Lyndon B. Johnson
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
William J. Clinton
George W. Bush
Edward Kennedy

Digital access: A significant portion of these interviews offer online transcripts and in some cases audio and video. Some interviews are embargoed or restricted.


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