Among the most exciting activities of the Center in recent years were the visits to the University of Colorado at Boulder campus by nearly all of the living Secretaries of the Interior. The visiting Secretaries spent time with students, professors, and administrators and also submitted to careful questioning about their time in office. Cosponsored by The Nature Conservancy, these interviews constitute a unique historical archive, illuminating especially the relationship between the federal government and the American West. It is now the privilege of the Center, with the support of Headwaters News, to make available these records to scholars and the interested public.

You’ll find transcripts and more information about these interviews below.