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:

President Barack Obama. By The Obama-Biden Transition Project.
The Post Produces a President

As Obama is re-elected for a second term, we look back on the 1958 article that is responsible for bringing his father to the U.S.... More

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The Vast Wasteland

Television programming had never been worse. The quality of TV shows had been declining for years, but now it had reached an intolerable level. The... More

May 25, 1912 — The Foreign
May 25, 1912 — The Foreign

Continued from “The Familiar.” At the same time, there’s a foreign ‘sense’ in the articles and illustrations a century ago. It was an America where... More

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