Prologue Magazine

Winter 2006: Vol. 38, No. 4

Christmas Tree Ship The Christmas Tree Ship
The Rouse Simmons, laden with trees for the Chicago holidays, mysteriously disappears in frigid Lake Michigan.
portrait of Franklin Roosevelt A "New" FDR Emerges
The 32nd President still casts a long shadow over his successors, but a "new" Franklin D. Roosevelt has emerged, and prominent FDR historians take a fresh look at his life and times.
Volunteer working at NARA NARA's Armies of Volunteers
They serve on the front lines, without pay, and help the National Archives provide first-rate customer service at all locations around the country.

Table of Contents

Prologue in Perspective: Roosevelt Mythistoricus
Allen Weinstein

The Christmas Tree Ship: Captain Herman E. Schuenemann and the Schooner Rouse Simmons
Glenn V. Longacre

FDR at 125

Spotlight on NARA: NARA's Armies of Volunteers
Lee Ann Potter and Rebecca Martin

Genealogy Notes: The Final Voyage of the Portland: Reconstructing the List of the Steamer's Crew through NARA Records
Walter V. Hickey

Authors on the Record: The Conjuring Act that Saved the Country: Author Explores FDR's First Hundred Days

Foundation for the National Archives

Pieces of History: Fala and the Barkers for Britain

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Genealogy Notes

The Final Voyage of the Portland: Reconstructing the List of the Steamer's Crew through NARA Records

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The crew manifest went down with the ship off New England in 1898, but using NARA records, it is possible to reconstruct it.

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Prologue in Perspective

National Archives Building, Washington, DC Roosevelt Mythistoricus By Allen Weinstein.

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