Prologue | Summer 2005
Summer 2005: Vol. 37, No. 2
|Getting the Message Out: The Poster Boys of World War II The Boy Scouts of America were mobilized to distribute the government's patriotic messages and warnings about spies and saboteurs on the home front.|
|The Presidential Libraries Act after 50 Years
FDR had already built his presidential library and donated it to the government, but it took some carefully crafted legislation before any more Presidents could do so.
|Monuments, Manifest Destiny, and Mexico
The 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican boundary line is drawn, and redrawn, amid politics and turmoil on both sides of the border.
Table of Contents
Prologue in Perspective: At the National Archives, Pursuing Two Great Goals to Improve Service to Our Customers
The National Archives' Celestial Volunteer
With the Wind at Their Backs: The Cruise of the SMS Seeadler, 1916–1917
Blaine L. Pardoe
Okinawa: The Battle, the Bomb, and the Camera
John S. Reed
Monuments, Manifest Destiny, and Mexico
Americans in Paris
Spotlight on NARA: The Presidential Libraries Act after 50 Years
Raymond Geselbracht and Timothy Walch
Genealogy Notes: Those Elusive Early Americans: Public Lands and Claims in the American State Papers, 1789–1837
Authors on the Record: Flip Side of the American Dream
Foundation for the National Archives
Pieces of History: "Release When Ready"—Harry S. Truman gives what some consider his final OK for dropping the atomic bomb.
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