Oral History Program scheduled for December 10: “Reagan, Bush, and Clinton: An Oral History Perspective”

Dr. Stephen Knott, Associate Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Naval War College and former Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, will be the main speaker at the Worcester Women's Oral History Program on December 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Hagan Center Hall at Assump-tion College. Dr. Knott will discuss the value of oral history as it relates to presidential history.

Dr. Knott's most recent book, At Reagan's Side: Insiders' Recollections from Sacramento to the White House, is the culmina-tion of his work overseeing the Reagan Oral History Project. He has also been involved in the Edward M. Kennedy, George H.W. Bush, and William J. Clinton Oral History Projects. His career includes six years at the JFK Library, and teaching po-sitions in Political Science at the University of New Hampshire, Boston College, Quinnipiac University, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Knott's other publications include The Reagan Years; Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; and Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency.

This event will also feature student presentations of oral histories collected this semester using the WWOHP template. The public is cordially invited to attend and there is no charge for admission. Signed copies of Dr. Knott's book will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact the Oral History Project Co-chairs, Charlene L. Martin, chmartin@townisp.com, or Maureen Ryan Doyle, mryandoyle@aol.com

Published Date: 
September 1, 2009