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Marian Christ
In 2013, Ellen Lehman, a generous donor to the Library who has given us many works on the Arctic and its peoples, gave us Two...
Rebecca Jackson
Header Image: Presbyterian Hospital Surgical Alumni (1955). Apgar is fifth from left, in a white coat. Courtesy of Mount Holyoke College and National Library of...
Susan Anderson
Before I joined the Manuscripts Processing team at the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum in 2019, I was lucky to gain insight into the...
Brian Carpenter
Word lists of Indigenous languages are a very common form of documentation among the APS’s archival collections. At first look, these lists seem like the...
Joseph DiLullo
The David Rittenhouse Papers are now digitized in their entirety and available to view in the APS’s Digital Library. The collection contains around 30 objects...
Paul Sutherland
In a previous blog post, I drew attention to newly described African materials in the American Council of Learned Societies on Native American Languages (ACLS)...
American Philosophical Society
“Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise.” — Poor Richard’s Almanac for 1735 Open Fridays-Sundays April 8 through December 30, 2022, the new exhibition from the...
Valerie-Anne Lutz
Prior to the 1854 Act of Consolidation, which incorporated several districts in Philadelphia County into the City of Philadelphia, Northern Liberties was its own district...