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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Margaret Thatcher
Pre-Prime Minister Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher left an impact on British politics and society—evident even before she became Britain’s first woman prime minister.... More

U.S. Postal Service Saturday Evening Post Cover
No More Saturday Mail?

The U.S. Postal Service has had its ups and downs before. One thing's for certain: we're not changing our name.... More

Groundhog
Groundhog Day: Behind the Burrow

Don't trust the weather predictions of this hibernating marmot. According to a classic Post article, the critter is a surly, hoggish nuisance, and possibly the... More

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