Five ways we’ve changed Prologue to better suit you

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty.

Prologues spring issue is on the shelves!

Our latest issue of Prologue just hit the shelves, but you might not recognize it when you first see it. We’ve kept the same great articles by Pulitzer-Prize winning authors like James McPherson that you’ve come to expect, but we’ve also updated how we deliver that content to you. To make sure you’re up to snuff on the latest National Archives offering, here are five things we’re doing differently:

  1. More Prologue in each issue: With a Civil War-themed issue 150 years in the making, we’ve got more than a few archived articles we think would enhance your reading experience. So, we’ve hand-picked some Prologue articles from previous issues and put them on our Scribd site for free. Now when you’re done reading the latest article by award-winning author Robert Remini, log on and read an article from award-winning author Thavolia Glymph (we’re proud of our contributors!).
  2. More graphics, better images: We cut our graphic design team loose on the latest issue and let them overhaul our look and feel. Now when you open Prologue, you’ll see larger graphics and a more interactive design.
  3. New ways to read: If you’ve got an iPad or iPhone, you can download Prologue from our partner site and get the latest issue streamed straight to your device. Just interested in downloading a single article? Then check out the mobile downloads function on Scribd.
  4. New web site: We’ve shuffled a few items around on our web site to make it more user friendly. We’re still working on a larger, Archives-wide redesign, but for now we think you’ll like the changes we’ve made.
  5. New ways to interact: With our blog, we can now chat about articles you want to know more about, talk with authors you’d like to meet, and get more on the latest happenings at the National Archives facilities across the country.  Let us know what you think below!

Why did we call this blog “Pieces of History”? Because at the back of each issue of Prologue we share a tidbit of history that we’ve uncovered in our research. With over ten billion pages in our holdings, we’ve found plenty more pieces of history than we could fit in just one magazine. Have a look at our latest offering:

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