Prologue Magazine

Winter 2005: Vol. 37, No. 4

Maria von Trapp Movie vs. Reality: The Real Story of the von Trapp Family
How the producers of The Sound of Music altered the story of the family that endeared itself to audiences on stage and screen.
Advice and Consent clause Serving at the Pleasure of the President: The Nomination Papers of the United States Senate, 1789–1946
In providing "advice and consent" for Presidential appointments, the Senate has also produced controversy and drama.
Union veteran Dick Barnett Voices of Emancipation: Union Pension Files Giving Voice to Former Slaves
After the Civil War, African American citizens provided an oral history of their lives in bondage.

Table of Contents

Prologue in Perspective: Bill of Rights Memories
Allen Weinstein

Movie vs. Reality: The Real Story of the von Trapp Family
Joan Gearin

Trading Gray for Blue: Ex-Confederates Hold the Upper Missouri for the Union
Michèle Butts

Voices of Emancipation: Union Pension Files Giving Voice to Former Slaves
Donald R. Shaffer and Elizabeth Regosin

Anton Karachun: The Story of a Turncoat
Robert L. Willett

The Way We Worked
Bruce Bustard

Spotlight on NARA: The ERA: Technology to Aid Archivists, Historians
Clyde Relick

Genealogy Notes: Serving at the Pleasure of the President: The Nomination Papers of the United States Senate, 1789–1946
John P. Deeben

Authors on the Record: Fresh Insights Into an Enduring Speech

Foundation for the National Archives

Pieces of History: An Explorer's Tool: Robert Peary's Theodolite

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Genealogy Notes

Serving at the Pleasure of the President: The Nomination Papers of the United States Senate, 1789–1946

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The nomination files of the U.S. Senate offer a useful source of information for genealogical research regarding Presidential appointments.

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