Prologue Magazine

Cover of current issuePrologue magazine brings readers stories based on the rich holdings and programs of the National Archives across the nation—from Washington, DC, to the regional archives and the Presidential libraries.

Prologue has been published quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for 40 years.

Winter 2008 Highlights:

Woman in migrant camp Archival Vintages for The Grapes of Wrath
Who were the real people behind Tom Joad and all the others in the John Steinbeck's classic novel of the Great Depression?
Camp David sign Camp David
For 70 years, Presidents and their families have enjoyed this idyllic retreat in the Maryland mountains.
Revolutionary War soldier Escorting a Presidency into History
When a President leaves office, the National Archives is standing by to take custody of his records, which will help determine how history treats him.

Genealogy Notes

Follow the Money

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Learn how to track down pension payments made to Revolutionary War veterans and widows.

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Prologue in Perspective

National Archives Building at night

Challenges: Those We Met, Those We Face By Allen Weinstein.

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