Prologue Magazine

Prologue Magazine

Cuban Missile Crisis

One Step from Nuclear War examines the Cuban Missile Crisis from a perspective of 50 years out.

The President is very acutely ill

When President Harry Truman fell ill in 1952, the full story of his illness was kept from the press.

Errors in the Constitution

Over the course of two centuries, small errors have crept into the U.S. Constitution at the hands of scribes and printers.


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From the Archivist


In the Magazine

  • To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

  • An Ailing Ike: How Eisenhower's Health Affected His Role in the 1960 Election

  • Choosing a President: How the Electoral College Works

  • TR, Taft, and Trusts: How Two Old Friends Fought over Antitrust Laws in 1912

  • Authors on the Record: A Proposal of War: The Zimmermann Telegram

  • Foundation for the National Archives

  • Pieces of History: The Constitution's Road to Ratification Begins

Genealogy Notes

Family Experiences and New Deal Relief

New Deal Relief

The correspondence files of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration document personal experiences during the Great Depression.

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