Prologue Magazine

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. Access our articles online, in print, or download high-quality issues for your e-reader or iPhone on our Scribd and Zinio sites.

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

Table of Contents

From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • A Terrorist Cell's Final Days

  • Cowboys, Quacks, and Carousels

  • Fireworks, Hoopskirts—and Death

  • Authors on the Record: Slavery in James Madison's White House

  • Foundation for the National Archives

  • Pieces of History: The Titanic: A Warning Ignored

Genealogy Notes

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

1940 census employment and income

Questions on the 1940 census tell us about employment and income of the American work force.

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