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Michael Madeja
If you’ve been spending as much time on Zoom or are longing for a change in scenery like we are, we suggest using these images...
Kyle Roberts
In the APS’s voluminous collections of Franklin’s manuscripts are a series of cooking recipes, mostly undated and a majority written in French. APS Member and...
Cynthia Heider
There are few things as tantalizing to the imagination as finding a mysterious object in an archival collection, especially one that's already full of more...
Susan Laquer
American scientist and cytogeneticist Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) was a pioneer in genetics research in the early 20th century, a time when few women worked in...
American Philosophical Society
During the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic, APS Council has passed a rare public resolution on behalf of the Membership calling on Congress to...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society is pleased to welcome new Members elected to the Society in 2020. Election to the American Philosophical Society honors extraordinary accomplishments...
Michael Madeja
Throughout May, the APS Library & Museum Programming division (often internally referred to as “LAMP”) will be doing a social media takeover of the Society’s...
Jeffery Appelhans
In June of 1813, Thomas Jefferson, then President of the American Philosophical Society, wrote to APS Vice-President Caspar Wistar: “I found him what you had...