Prologue Magazine

Cover of current issuePrologue magazine brings readers stories based on the rich holdings and programs of NARA, the regional archives, and the Presidential libraries from across the nation.

Published quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Prologue has been in publication nearly 40 years.


Spring 2007 Highlights:

portion of aviation chart for Salt Lake City The 200th Anniversary of the Survey of the Coast
Many of federal scientific agencies can trace their roots to Thomas Jefferson's order for a charting of the young nation's ever-growing coastline.
Jimmy Carter's 6th gr report card School House to White House
A NARA exhibit gives us a peek at the report cards, homework, athletic prowess, and musical abilities of our modern Presidents when they were students.
USS Constellation Diplomacy and Duels on the High Seas
Carefully laid plans for a dramatic confrontation between two ships are upset by the outbreak of peace in the War of 1812.

Genealogy Notes

A Final Appeal to Capitol Hill

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Citizens exercising their constitutional right to petition left future generations a wealth of genealogical information.

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Prologue in Perspective

child signing Declaration of Independence Civic Education: Lighting the Path to the Future By Allen Weinstein.

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