About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives. He is a specialist in American history, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes weekly features for the website. Contact Jeff at j.nilsson@satevepost.org.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Telegraph
The End of Dot and Dash?

In its day, it made an even greater impact on America than the Internet. But now the telegraph is about to pass into history.... More

Chambersburg
Scrambling for Troops

The news of the Confederates’ invasion inspired Philadelphia, panicked Harrisburg, and brought renewed attention to the draft.... More

President Obama
The Presidents and the Press

In light of the recent seizure of AP journalists' phone records, we examine more than 100 years of Post articles that reflect the changing relationship... More

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