Prologue Magazine

Prologue Magazine

Nixon Centennial

In President Nixon's centennial year, we look at
Nixon on the Home Front.

The 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act

When How the West Was Settled describes how the Homestead Act lured settlers into the sparsely populated West in the 1800s.

History of the Purple Heart

A Heart of Purple tell the story of America's earliest military decoration.


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From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • The National Archives at New York City

  • Authors on the Record: A Proposal of War: The Zimmermann Telegram

  • Foundation for the National Archives

  • Pieces of History: Who Was Harry Briggs?

Genealogy Notes

The 1940 Census Revisited

1940 census

Another, more detailed, look at what you can find in the 1940 population census.

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