Prologue Magazine

Prologue Magazine

Cover of current issuePrologue magazine brings readers stories based on the rich holdings and programs of the National Archives across the nation—from Washington, DC, to the regional archives and the Presidential Libraries. Access our articles online, in print, or download high-quality issues for your e-reader or iPhone on our Scribd and Zinio sites.

Prologue has been published quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for over 40 years.

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Table of Contents

From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • It Began, It Ended with a "Dream": How the 1963 March on Washington Happened

  • Saving Major Wolf: An 1864 Report of an Execution

  • The Mutiny at Pisgah Forest

  • Authors on the Record: Last Call—How Prohibition Got in the Constitution and How It Was Kicked Out

  • Foundation for the National Archives

  • Pieces of History: Logical Order—A Pension Office Clerk's Lament

Genealogy Notes

"We're still alive today"


A captured Japanese diary was left behind on Makin Atoll during World War II.

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