Prologue Magazine

Prologue Magazine

Cover of current issuePrologue magazine brings readers stories based on the rich holdings and programs of the National Archives across the nation—from Washington, DC, to the regional archives and the Presidential libraries. Access our articles online, in print, or download high-quality issues for your e-reader or iPhone on our Scribd and Zinio sites.

Prologue has been published quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for nearly 50 years.

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Table of Contents

From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • A Reel Story of World War II: The United News Collection of Newsreels

  • Selfridges & Co.: The Chicago Origins of a London Merchant

  • Authors on the Record: Reagan: The Life

  • Foundation for the National Archives

Genealogy Notes

Discovering Your Neighborhood

Local History map excerpt

Census records and maps can help you document the history of your neighborhood

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