Call for Papers - White House History

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Call for Papers
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Historic Preservation, Political History / Studies

White House History Quarterly features articles on the historic White House and its occupants. With the knowledge that the White House is one of the most richly documented houses in the world and the premier symbol of the American presidency, we publish original research that draws from these resources as well as first-hand interviews, secondary accounts, and the vast wealth of illustrations of all kinds, from drawings to photographs, in exploring the many aspects of so extensive a past. We serve a varied readership, both popular and academic, interested in history, architecture, and biography, all of which we present in the context of the White House and its ongoing traditions.

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit proposals for articles, in the form of abstracts, for the editor’s review. Please refer to the Call for Papers for a list of topics currently being considered for general thematic issues; these include The White House and Television; Passing the Torch and the Lives of Former Presidents; Presidential Road Trips; Late 20th and Early 21st Century Fashion at the White House (articles needed on Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush); The White House and the South; The White House and the Sea; Military Roles in the White House; The White House During World War II. Topics for other issues may include presidential biography; first family biography; and studies of documentary letters, journals, diaries, and illustrations that relate to the White House.

Authors interested in submitting an article are asked to complete the White House History Quarterly abstract submissions form or contact the publications office at To download the abstract form, please visit

Contact Info: 

Questions? Contact Elyse Werling, Editorial and Production Manager, White House Historical Association,

The White House Historical Association is a private non-profit educational organization with a mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy founded the Association in 1961 to help the White House collect and exhibit the very best artifacts of American history and culture. Today, our acquisition, preservation, research, and education efforts continue through generous private donations and the sale of our books, products, and the official White House Ornament.

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