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.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Watching the Jackie Watchers

In 1967, journalist Alan Levy was in New York City, studying the crowds of fans and photographers who swarmed around Jackie Kennedy. As you'll read... More

Missing Jim Henson

This week, we remember the Muppet Master, whose creations live long after him. Fortunately, we have a 1976 interview Jim Henson gave the Post in... More

Recalling An Earlier ‘Twin Towers’

Developer Louis Horowitz, a visionary developer, created many of New York's skyscrapers, including the Equitable Building (pictured). Before the World Trade Center, his constructions were... More

The Surprisingly Normal First Lady

Betty Ford's statements were considered controversial in 1976. Yet her opinions, according to contemporary Roper and Gallup polls, were shared by the great majority of... More

Dry Facts

The Post's reporting on droughts reflect the age-old conflict: the relentless power of nature versus the unconquerable spirit of man.... More

“What a Woman!”

"What a Woman!" That's how reporter George Seldes responded when asked about Dorothy Thompson.... More

The Real Woman of the Year

Dorothy Thompson, according to author John Gunther, was, "The best reporter this generation has seen in any country, and that is not saying nearly enough."... More

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