Prologue - Fall 2011

What's new in the past? You're about to find out with Prologue magazine, the quarterly publication of the National Archives. Our National Personnel Records Center opened a new building this fall, and you can learn about it and the millions of records it holds, including the very short Navy history of Jack Kerouac. Read about a German glider pilot who flew above in Washington, DC, right before World War II. Find out how smugglers and bootleggers got their goods into New York City during Prohibition. Sail the seas aboard the USS Constitution during the War of 1812. Read recently declassified documents relating to the Berlin Crisis of 1961. And see National Archives documentation of Humphrey Bogart's yacht.