George H.W. Bush Oral History Symposium
October 15, 2011
10:45AM - 1:00PM (EDT)
The Miller Center at the University of Virginia will release the oral history of President George H.W. Bush on Friday, Oct. 14. Comprised of interviews with more than 50 senior officials from the Bush White House and Cabinet, the oral history provides an intimate look at the 41st presidency in the words of those who were part of it. The interviews were conducted by teams of scholars, with most lasting 7 to 10 hours each.
The oral history will be released at a two-day event in Charlottesville, Va. on Oct. 14 and 15, at which former Bush administration officials and scholars from across the country will discuss interviews that have been cleared for release and reflect on the many historic issues the Bush administration confronted, including the end of the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War, the no-new-taxes pledge, and filling two Supreme Court vacancies. Participants will include Bush National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu and White House Counsel Boyden Gray.
This event is invitation only but will be streamed live.