Prologue | Fall 2005
Fall 2005: Vol. 37, No. 3
|The "Fast Mail:" A History of the U.S. Railway Mail Service As the railroads speeded America's westward movement, post office cars made the nation's mail move faster, too.|
|The "Z Plan" Story
Japan's secret plan to defeat the U.S. fleet is lost at sea, but soon drifts into "enemy" hands-those of American generals and admirals.
|Finding Ordinary Americans with Extraordinary Stories
The search for the real people whose stories live within the records of the National Archives brings surprises, joy, and sadness.
Table of Contents
Prologue in Perspective: Where Have You Gone, James Madison?
Finding Ordinary Americans with Extraordinary Stories
The "Fast Mail": A History of the U.S. Railway Mail Service
Fred J. Romanski
The "Z Plan" Story: Japan's 1944 Naval Battle Strategy Drifts into U.S. Hands
NARA Honors Three Former Archivists
Wild Rose: Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy
Spotlight on NARA: There's a NARA Near You! Exploring the Regional Archives
Genealogy Notes: "You have the body": Habeas Corpus Case Records of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia
Authors on the Record: Forgotten First Lady Returns to the Spotlight
Foundation for the National Archives
Pieces of History: Laura Ingalls Wilder Papers at the Hoover Library
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