David Hollinger Named to Obama History Project Advisory Board

May 23, 2019

Preston Hotchkis Professor Emeritus David Hollinger has been named to the advisory board of a project to produce an ambitious oral history of former President Barack Obama’s life. 

The project, launched by the Obama Foundation and Columbia University, is one of the largest oral history projects ever conceived for a president and will serve as a primary-source record that can be used by future historians. Hollinger, an expert in the history of religion and ethnicity in America, says he and other historians on the project’s advisory committee will help researchers “identify historically important questions to be asked of individuals being interviewed.” 

"I’m glad to work with the Columbia Oral History Program, since it is, like Berkeley’s, one of the finest in the world,” said Hollinger. More information about this story can be found here.

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Professor Emeritus David Hollinger