Prologue | Summer 2007
Vol. 39, No. 2
|"Tear Down This Wall"
One of Ronald Reagan's most famous speeches came close to losing its most memorable line—until the deciding vote was cast.
|American Mysteries, Riddles, and Controversies!
When details are lacking, history sometimes leaves the door open to wild and imaginative speculation about what really happened.
|Rich, Famous, and Questionably Sane
Psychiatric records from a government hospital provide a peek into the private lives of wealthy and prominent families and their squabbles over sanity.
Table of Contents
Prologue in Perspective: Progress toward a Goal of Greater Access
The 82nd Airborne's "Jumping JAG": The Incredible Wartime Career of Nicholas E. Allen
Fred L. Borch
Spotlight on NARA: Chasing Technology: The Challenge of Preserving Audiovisual Records
Genealogy Notes: "Their . . . Bedding is wet Their floors are damp": "Pre-Bureau" Records and Civil War African American Genealogy
Rebecca K. Sharp
Authors on the Record: Lincoln and the Telegraph: A Great Leader Adapts to a New Medium
Foundation for the National Archives
Pieces of History: Guadalcanal Record of Events
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