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Prologue - Winter 2009

Prologue - Winter 2009

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What's new in the past? Find out with the latest issue of Prologue magazine, the quarterly publication of the National Archives.

With over nine billion documents, we're discovering history every day. Join us!

In this issue:

- Cartography, Politics and Mischief - A review of Ephraim Gilman's 1848 map provides some strange discoveries, and shows for the first time a United States that stretches from coast to coast. This is its story.

- Ike and his Spies in the Sky - General Eisenhower feared a surprise attack from the Soviet Union. Prologue investigates one of the most heated moments in the Cold War and the history behind it: the downing of the U2 spy plane and the capture of Francis Gary Powers.

- Shaping the National Archives - Wayne Grover, third Archivist of the United States, had an ambitious agenda. Raised in the world of the archives, Grover embarked on acquiring the country's most valuable documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. His efforts in this, and in other areas, helped shaped the Archives and the profession of preservation.

- A Place in the Archives - Miriam Kleiman takes a look beyond the thick walls of Fort Archives and into the personal stories that reside in its holdings. From love to dinosaurs to your letters to the White House, Miriam proves there is something for everyone in America's archives.

- The Alaskan Frontier in Panorama - Some of the earliest panoramic photographs of the Alaskan wilderness were taken by the US Geological Survey. Captured in the pages of Prologue, Richard E. Schneider tells their story and how the National Archives has preserved their images for future generations.

- A Tower in Nebraska - The capitol building in Lincoln, Nebraska and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, look strikingly similar, and that's no coincidence. It was FDR himself who designed rough sketches of the Medical Center after a visit to the newly minted Nebraskan capitol.

- "How an eagle feels when his wings are clipped and caged" - Even inside the barbed wire of Japanese internment camps the press rolled on, issuing out papers and giving a sense of community to an otherwise spare existence.

- An Island Fort as Presidential Hideaway - Fort Wool, Virginia in the Chesapeake is more than an old military outpost. It is rife with the history of President Andrew Jackson and the World War II veterans who were stationed there.

- A Hero Pigeon of WWI - Before e-mail and satellites, the Army relied on pigeons to carry its messages when all else failed. Few were more decorated than the pigeon President Wilson who journeyed 25 miles, suffered injuries, and still delivered his vital message.

What's new in the past? Find out with the latest issue of Prologue magazine, the quarterly publication of the National Archives.

With over nine billion documents, we're discovering history every day. Join us!

In this issue:

- Cartography, Politics and Mischief - A review of Ephraim Gilman's 1848 map provides some strange discoveries, and shows for the first time a United States that stretches from coast to coast. This is its story.

- Ike and his Spies in the Sky - General Eisenhower feared a surprise attack from the Soviet Union. Prologue investigates one of the most heated moments in the Cold War and the history behind it: the downing of the U2 spy plane and the capture of Francis Gary Powers.

- Shaping the National Archives - Wayne Grover, third Archivist of the United States, had an ambitious agenda. Raised in the world of the archives, Grover embarked on acquiring the country's most valuable documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. His efforts in this, and in other areas, helped shaped the Archives and the profession of preservation.

- A Place in the Archives - Miriam Kleiman takes a look beyond the thick walls of Fort Archives and into the personal stories that reside in its holdings. From love to dinosaurs to your letters to the White House, Miriam proves there is something for everyone in America's archives.

- The Alaskan Frontier in Panorama - Some of the earliest panoramic photographs of the Alaskan wilderness were taken by the US Geological Survey. Captured in the pages of Prologue, Richard E. Schneider tells their story and how the National Archives has preserved their images for future generations.

- A Tower in Nebraska - The capitol building in Lincoln, Nebraska and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, look strikingly similar, and that's no coincidence. It was FDR himself who designed rough sketches of the Medical Center after a visit to the newly minted Nebraskan capitol.

- "How an eagle feels when his wings are clipped and caged" - Even inside the barbed wire of Japanese internment camps the press rolled on, issuing out papers and giving a sense of community to an otherwise spare existence.

- An Island Fort as Presidential Hideaway - Fort Wool, Virginia in the Chesapeake is more than an old military outpost. It is rife with the history of President Andrew Jackson and the World War II veterans who were stationed there.

- A Hero Pigeon of WWI - Before e-mail and satellites, the Army relied on pigeons to carry its messages when all else failed. Few were more decorated than the pigeon President Wilson who journeyed 25 miles, suffered injuries, and still delivered his vital message.

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