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P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, reads to a group of children

The Trouble with the Real Mary Poppins

Entrepreneur and theme park magician Walt Disney was accustomed to difficulty, but as Saving Mr. Banks shows, he was unprepared for the challenge of working with P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins who heartily More

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Official White House photo of President Kennedy in the Oval Office.
Why Kennedy Still Matters

The 35th president completed only three years of his term and left behind a pile of unfinished projects and unraveling plans. Yet Americans consistently rank More

A Surprisingly Popular Presidency

Despite political opposition–and a few arguable failures in policy and tactic–John F. Kennedy remained a popular, well-regarded president throughout his short term in office. Archivist More

Norman Rockwell © 1963 SEPS
John F. Kennedy, In Memoriam

As an entire country lay in mourning in 1963, the Post released a special tribute issue to the fallen president just weeks after his death. More

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Looking Back at JFK

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

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‘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

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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

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