February/March 1980

Volume 31
Issue 2

Features 

How A.A. Griffith abandoned a college presidency to answer the call to greater duty, as explained in the 1884 edition of Hill’s Album of Biography & Art

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A major new exhibition celebrates the bright, idiosyncratic paintings of America’s folk artists

Anonymous

It saved the early Colonists from starvation, it has caused men to murder each other, it used to be our most democratic food—in short, an extraordinary bivalve

Unpublished letters from Dean Acheson to Ex-President Harry Truman

Anonymous

In an age of ersatz heroes, a fresh look at the real thing

The 1,200-Mile Race Between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee

The curious career of the Hays Office

The last homesteading community, a Depression-era experiment—and a selection of the rare color photographs that recorded it

A splendid gathering of American folk art—half a century before its time

Anonymous

A Connecticut photographer’s record of life in a shipbuilding town

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GOOD READING

The fallout-shelter craze of 1961

A Marine Remembers the Bat for Belleau Wood

February/March 1980

Departments 

A HERITAGE PRESERVED

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

POSTSCRIPTS

READERS’ ALBUM