Prologue Magazine

Winter 2009, vol. 41, no. 4

Alaskan Frontier in Panorama The Alaskan Frontier in Panorama
Some of the first panoramic photos of the Alaskan wilderness are held in the National Archives. Richard E. Schneider tells the story of how these century-old photos were preserved.


A Place in the Archives A Place in the Archives
Love, dinosaur tracks, and your own letters are all part of the National Archives. Miriam Kleiman shows us the personal side of our nation's holdings.


A Tower in Nebraska A Tower in Nebraska
What do Maryland's National Naval Medical Center and Nebraska's state capitol have in common? A lot more than you'd think. Raymond P. Schmidt recounts how Franklin Delano Roosvelt's design for the medical center was inspired by a stopover in middle America.

Table of Contents

Prologue in Perspective: An Amibitious Agenda
David S. Ferriero

Cartography, Politics—and Mischief
Mark J. Stegmaier and Richard T. McCulley

Shaping the National Archives
Greg Bradsher

Ike and His Spies in the Sky
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David Haight

Genealogy Notes: "How an eagle feels when his wings are clipped and caged"
Rebecca K. Sharp

Authors on the Record: An Island Fort as Presidential Hideaway
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Foundation for the National Archives

Pieces of History: A Hero Pigeon of World War I
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Genealogy Notes

"How an eagle feels when his wings are clipped and caged"

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Japanese internment camp newspapers provided a sense of community in World War II, and provide a unique insight for researchers today.

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Prologue in Perspective

The National Archives
An Ambitious Agenda By David S. Ferriero

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