Prologue Magazine

Spring 2006: Vol. 38, No. 1

Paul Robeson at bat Beyond the Box Score
Play Ball! There's a wealth of information about baseball and its illustrious past to be found in an unlikely place—the records of the National Archives.
SF earthquake scene When an American City Is Destroyed
How the U.S. military became the "first responders" and took charge when an earthquake struck San Francisco a century ago this spring.
Young Ernest Hemingway Hemingway on War and Its Aftermath
How his chronicles of World War I affected one of the 20th century's most influential writers and, in turn, the course of American literature.

Table of Contents

Prologue in Perspective: After a Disaster: The National Archives as "First Preservers"
Allen Weinstein

VIPs in Uniform: A Look at the Military Files of the Famous and Famous-To-Be
Ellen Fried

Beyond the Box Score: Baseball Records in the National Archives
David A. Pfeiffer and John Vernon

When an American City Is Destroyed: The U.S. Military as First Responders to the San Francisco Earthquake a Century Ago
Rebecca Livingston

50 Years of German-U.S. Archival Cooperation
Wolfgang Ischinger

A Founding Father in Dissent: Elbridge Gerry Helped Inspire Bill of Rights in His Opposition to the Constitution
Greg Bradsher

Hemingway on War and Its Aftermath
Thomas Putnam

Spotlight on NARA: Lights! Camera! History! Ideas! McGowan Theater Serves as a Venue for Documentary Film and Policy Forums

Genealogy Notes: The World War II Army Enlistment Files and AAD
Theodore J. Hull

Authors on the Record: An Extraordinary President and His Remarkable Cabinet: Doris Kearns Goodwin Looks at Lincoln's Team of Rivals

Foundation for the National Archives

Pieces of History: Thoughts in a Time of Crisis

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Genealogy Notes

The World War II Army Enlistment Records File and Access to Archival Databases

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Search for evidence of Army service from your own computer.

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Prologue in Perspective


Damaged records after Hurricane Katrina After a Disaster: The National Archives as "First Preserver" By Allen Weinstein
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