Prologue Magazine

Fall 2008: Vol. 40, No. 3

Chief Gall A Victor in Defeat
Lakota Chief Gall, a leader at the Battle of Little Big Horn, had to adopt a new status as an agency Indian following his surrender to the U.S. Army in 1881.
Electoral College Certificate The Electoral College: A Message from the "Dean"
The National Archives manages the Electoral College, which elects our President and Vice President every four years.
1885 farm The Ordeal of a Biographer
One former President, Herbert Hoover, writes about an earlier President, Woodrow Wilson.

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Prologue in Perspective: The Constitution: A Treasure Worth the Wait in Line
Allen Weinstein

The Insider's Guide to the Digital Vaults
Suzanne Isaacs

The Ordeal of a Biographer: Herbert Hoover Writes about Woodrow Wilson
Timothy Walch

Lynching: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and the Outrage over the Frazier Baker Murder
Trichita M. Chestnut

1783: Subject or Citizen?: The Treaty of Paris Sought to End a War and Resolve a Dilemma for U.S. and Canada
Michael Eamon and Lisa Royse

A Victor in Defeat: Chief Gall's Life on the Standing Rock Reservation
Robert W. Larson

Spotlight on NARA: The Electoral College: A Message from the "Dean"
Michael White

Genealogy Notes: The Forgotten Federal Census of 1885
Rebecca Crawford

Authors on the Record: The Work of Death: Historian Explores Neglected Aspect of Civil War

Foundation for the National Archives

Pieces of History: Louisa May Alcott's Civil War Service

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Genealogy Notes

The Forgotten Federal Census of 1885

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An "extra" census helps researchers find information that may not be found anywhere else.

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The Constitution: A Treasure Worth the Wait in Line By Allen Weinstein.

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