Prologue Magazine

Spring 2005: Vol. 37, No. 1


Belva LockwoodBelva Lockwood: Blazing the Trail for Women in Law - She stood up to a President, became the first woman to argue before the Supreme Court, and helped stir the woman suffrage movement.


Good Humor AdThe Frozen Sucker War - In pre-air-conditioning America, Good Humor and Popsicle square off in search of market share in the growing frozen sucker market.


photo of files20th-Century Veterans' Service Records: Safe, Secure—and Available - How records of soldiers, sailors, and airmen are preserved in our St. Louis facility and how to get copies of them.

Table of Contents

Prologue in Perspective:
Secrecy and Salesmanship in the Struggle for NARA's Independence

Robert M. Warner

The Frozen Sucker War
Jefferson M. Moak

Belva Lockwood: Blazing the Trail for Women in Law
Jill Norgren

Winema and the Modoc War: One Woman's Struggle for Peace
Rebecca Bales

Four New Venues Open for National Archives Holdings

Finding Place for the Negro: Robert C. Weaver and the Groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement
Walter B. Hill, Jr.

Spotlight on NARA:
20th-Century Veterans' Service Records: Safe, Secure—and Available

Norman Eisenberg

Genealogy Notes:
Sealing the Sacred Bonds of Holy Matrimony: Freedmen's Bureau Marriage Records

Reginald Washington

Authors on the Record: Old Ironsides: Warrior and Survivor

Foundation for the National Archives

Pieces of History: General Robert E. Lee's Parole and Citizenship

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Genealogy Notes

document thumbnail On April 19, 1866, former slaves Benjamin Berry Manson and Sarah Ann Benton White received an official marriage certificate from the Freedmen's Bureau, officially known as the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.

Find out more in Sealing the Sacred Bonds of Holy Matrimony: Freedmen's Bureau Marriage Records

Prologue in Perspective

Robert Warner The Battle for Independence

In a special Prologue article, Robert M. Warner, Archivist from 1980-1985, describes the fight he led to win the National Archives' independence from the General Services Administration.

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