Prologue Magazine

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Magellans of the Sky

Magellans of the Sky - In 1924, eight Army airmen set out to become the first humans to circumnavigate the globe by air. This is their story.

St Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC

Institutional Memory - St. Elizabeths Hospital in the District of Columbia has a storied past preserved at the National Archives.

Moving into the Oval Office

Children as Topic No. 1 - Throughout the 20th century, White House conferences on children served as snapshots of the nation's youth.


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From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • Authors on the Record: The Letters of Walt Whitman
  • Foundation for the National Archives
  • Pieces of History: When Ponzi's Bubble Burst

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Genealogy Notes

"68,937 and Counting"

Tips for Researching Your Genealogy
Prison records can be a surprisingly rich—if disconcerting—source of genealogical information.

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