About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. 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 our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.

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Star-Spangled Fascists

White Shirts, Silver Shirts, White Camellias, and plain, old Nazis: here is the Post’s 1939 field guide to America's hate groups.... More

Our 1877 Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas shopping in the 19th century may not have been any easier than it is today, but Saturday Evening Post writers knew just what to... More

Articles of Fashion

The release of the Vogue digital archives prompted a look back at some of our own fashion journalism.... More

Bill W’s Last Drink

Few articles in the Post had the impact of “Alcoholics Anonymous," which prompted 6,000 letters to the Post editors and sparked national interest in the... More

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