In partnership with the Obama Foundation, INCITE/CCOHR is conducting the official Obama Presidency Oral History Project, a presidential oral history unprecedented in size, scope and approach. Through interviews with over 400 people – from cabinet members and executive branch policymakers, to key public figures outside of the White House, to ‘ordinary citizens’ impacted by the presidency and its policies – the project promises to weave the memories of administration officials about critical decisions with the stories and experiences of people touched by those decisions, and thus to capture the essence of our country’s engagement with the Obama Presidency.
The Human Rights Campaign Oral History Project focuses on the HRC’s mission, achievements, growth, and role in the LGBTQ movement. The goal is to produce an archive with more than 150 hours of interviews, conducted with 40 individuals over 80 sessions.
Since 1974, the Avery Fisher Artist Program has given outstanding instrumentalists recognition and support in two categories: Career Grants and the Prize. The Columbia Center for Oral History Research will undertake an oral history to establish a distinct record of the founding, legacy, and continued work of the late Avery Fisher and the Avery Fisher Artist Program.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company is a global presence in modern dance, having performed in more than 500 cities across 64 countries and toured extensively under the aegis of the U.S. Department of State. To document this prestigious legacy, INCITE and CCOHR have partnered with the company to produce an oral history archive, which will chronicle the company’s achievements and contributions to American modern dance from the mid-twentieth century to present day.