About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives. 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 weekly features for the website. Contact Jeff at j.nilsson@satevepost.org.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Looking Back at JFK

Archival photos from The Saturday Evening Post: From Kennedy’s campaign for the presidency to his death.... More

24th Infantry
‘It’s Our Country, Too’

In 1940, civil rights activist and NAACP leader Walter White wrote a column for the Post examining how black Americans’ desire to serve their country... More

Will We Ever Fix Our Spelling?

English is nearly impossible to learn and even harder to spell. Attempts to fix it have met with derision, but that hasn’t stopped dreamers from... More

The End of Dot and Dash?

In its day, it made an even greater impact on America than the Internet. But now the telegraph is about to pass into history.... More

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