Miller Center

About the Library

The Miller Center's Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive, located in the Thompson Pavilion of the Miller Center, opened its doors in the Spring of 2002. The Library serves as a research facility for both Miller Center faculty and the larger community of scholars of U. S. public policy. In an effort to support and contribute to the Miller Center's mission, the Library will:

  • Provide reference material for scholars of U. S. public policy with a special emphasis on the American Presidency.
  • Serve as a repository for the multimedia materials used in the pursuit of scholarship at the Miller Center.
  • Serve as a repository for the materials produced by the Miller Center.
  • Support and promote the distribution of the materials produced by the Miller Center.

The Library makes available a breadth of research material on the American presidency, both in print and digital form. Print materials include complete collections of presidential papers; memoirs of presidential administrations; biographies and secondary scholarship on the presidency; and standard reference sources. The Library's digital holdings include more than 2,500 hours of secret White House recordings, hundreds of presidential oral history interviews, audio and video recordings of Miller Center Forums, and photographs and documents related to the executive branch of American government. The Library's digital archive on the American presidency is over 3 terabytes in size and growing. For a more detailed description of our holdings, please visit our collections page.