Present at the Creation: Robert M. Utley Recalls the Beginnings of the National Historic Preservation Program

Ellen K. Foppes and Robert M. Utley
The Public Historian
Vol. 24, No. 2 (Spring 2002), pp. 61-81
DOI: 10.1525/tph.2002.24.2.61
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/tph.2002.24.2.61
Page Count: 22
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Present at the Creation: Robert M. Utley Recalls the Beginnings of the National Historic Preservation Program
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Abstract

This article, the product of an interview with Robert M. Utley, is part of the Pioneers of Public History series. It chronicles Utley's life and his accomplishments as a pioneer public historian. The interview begins by covering Utley's early years and his growing love of history. It then treats Utley's extensive career as a public historian, ranging from his role as a military historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff to his many years working for the National Park Service. Utley also comments on the evolution of the field of public history.