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:

The End of Devil Hawker

To celebrate Sherlock Holmes' return to the big screen, we present a classic Post short story written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.... More

Photograph by Julian Wasser/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
The Dangerous Doctor King

Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the man the FBI considered "the most dangerous and effective Negro leader in the country." ... More

The Designated Hitter Debate

The debate rages on—at least at the editorial offices of the Saturday Evening Post. We offer our experts' views on the Designated Hitter Rule.... More

Commutation: $9.17

In the business stories he wrote for the Post, Sinclair Lewis satirized the short-sighted, self-serving pomposity within American business. ... More

Who Will Shape the New Decade?

Here we are, standing at history's curbside, watching a brand-new decade pulling up to us. At such moments, we naturally wonder where we'll go with... More

A 19th Century Christmas Sampler

Unable to share the holidays with your great-great-grandparents this year? Here, we offer you some excerpts from older issues that will keep you up to date... More

Seasonal Spirits

It's time to switch beers from your summer brand. Fortunately, the brewers of America—may Odin bless their tribe—produce a wealth of drinks to lighten spirits... More

Help Our Soldiers Overseas

Nothing is as welcome to Americans in military service as the knowledge that their families are safe, secure, and supported back home.... More

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