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

  • Topping Off the Tip: How Aluminum Found Its Way onto the Washington Monument

  • All the Women Were Valiant: Spanish-American War Nurses Who Died from Their Service

  • Authors on the Record: The battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Foundation for the National Archives

  • Pieces of History: A piece of silk in a World War II personnel file helps identify a downed pilot in China.

Genealogy Notes

The Army in the Woods

WWI spruce harvesting

Some World War I soldiers harvested spruce trees for airplane production.

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