Tag Archives: Prologue magazine

Bring your big stick to “The Jungle”

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. It was 1906 when Upton Sinclair made the world vegetarian, at least for a little while. Sinclair’s novel riled the United States and its President, … Continue reading

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What Franklin thought of the Constitution

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. All summer long, a group of men huddled in a stifling hot room in Philadelphia (Madison almost passed out from the heat) to develop the … Continue reading

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The draft dodgers of 1944

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Behind the barbed wire of the Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming, a few men received their orders to report for … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. We’ve all seen the commercials talking about sleep number beds, and we here at POH think RJ hit it on the nose. Apparently for this … Continue reading

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The documents that built the Constitution

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/sFAVKJAOWSc?fs=1&hl=en_US Just in time for Constitution Day on September 17, acting Chief of Reference at the National Archives Trevor Plante literally takes viewers inside the … Continue reading

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How to annoy Hitler

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Each of the German victories, and there were a surprising number of these, made [Adolf Hitler] happy, but he was highly annoyed by the series … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Black Jack

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. John “Black Jack” Pershing turns 150 today. Of the man there is too much to be said in a blog post like this—there was that … Continue reading

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Citizen Archivists and the bearded miner

  Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. There was heated debate in the press room today as we struggled to marry our dedication to Facial Hair Friday and our latest “Inside … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The actual caption to this quaint collection of cowboy card sharks is quite the mouthful itself: “Orient Saloon at Bisbee, Arizona… Faro game in full … Continue reading

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The London Blitz

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Seventy years ago this week, the German blitz on London began, devastating the British capital. The Blitz brought World War II to England’s home front. … Continue reading

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