Realizing an important strategic goal, the U.S. Naval Institute has just completed digitizing every issue of Proceedings published over 140 years. With the contents preserved electronically, they will be available to Members now and in the years to come to access, use, and enjoy.
Times were good in the 1950s. The United States was at peace. World War II was an increasingly distant memory. Jobs were plentiful. People were moving from the cities to the suburbs. Television was replacing radio in the home. Rock and roll was overtaking big bands and crooners. Interstate highways were being built and commercial jets were beginning to ply the skies. Eisenhower replaced Truman in the White House, and the Congress focused on ferreting out communists in government and in Hollywood. The draft was still in effect but except for the Korean War, most young men went about their business of getting educated or starting careers.