Flashback | November/ December 1997

Just as State Magazine has been celebrating 75 years of publication in 2022, the combined November/December issue in 1997 highlighted the publication’s half century milestone. Published at the end of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s first year with the Department of State, the issue features a letter on page 2 authored by Albright in which she lauded State Magazine for documenting the work of the Department’s workforce and presciently acknowledged the role that emerging technology would play in the publication’s future. “Today we can take advantage of computer layout, advanced graphics, and the World Wide Web to show a much more vivid picture of life in our family,” said Albright. “But State Magazine’s original mission is still valid: informing and uniting our diverse community in an era of heavy responsibility and rapid change.” 

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