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In September 1984 President Ronald Reagan held a campaign rally at the Cedar Rapids airport. With Air Force One parked behind him, Reagan grieved the disappearances of Des Moines paperboys Johnny Gosch and Eugene Martin and assured those gathered at the airport that “none of us will rest until the streets in Iowa and throughout this nation are once again safe, particularly for our children.” For more on missing paperboys in the 1980s, see Paul Mokrzycki’s article in this issue. Photograph courtesy of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California.

Editor

Marvin Bergman

Editorial Consultants

Rebecca Conard, Middle Tennessee State University
Kathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago
William Cronon, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Robert R. Dykstra, State University of New York at Albany
R. David Edmunds, University of Texas at Dallas
H. Roger Grant, Clemson University
William C. Pratt, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Glenda Riley, Ball State University
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, Iowa State University