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Joseph DiLullo
Now available to view in the Digital Library, the Samuel George Morton Papers have been digitized in their entirety. Samuel George Morton (1799-1851, APS 1828)...
Valerie-Anne Lutz
Susan Laquer joined the APS last May after 21 years as archivist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As we reviewed applicants for the archivist...
Susan Kozel
When I visited the American Philosophical Society (APS) Library in mid-August 2019, I was on a mining expedition for documents that would help me determine...
Erin Holmes
Top image: Surveyor's Instruments, c. 1765 APS. This post is part two in Erin Holmes's series "A Few Technical Items: Questions about 18th Century Surveying...
Erin Holmes
As an interdisciplinary scholar, I am a historian of a lot of things. I am a historian of Early America, slavery, social, cultural, and political...
Bayard Miller
The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) is excited to announce the launch of Franklin’s Philadelphia Post Office Ledgers: A Glimpse Into Colonial Correspondence Networks. This...
Susan Laquer
My first collection to process at the American Philosophical Society is the Hampton L. Carson Papers. A pioneering geneticist and evolutionary biologist, Carson worked with...
Brian Carpenter
The APS Library & Museum’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) is very glad to announce the completion of a substantial new resource...