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Janine Boldt
Header image: Edward Savage, The Washington Family , 1789-1796. Oil on canvas. 213.6 x 284.2 cm. (84 1/8 x 111 7/8 in.) National Gallery of...
American Philosophical Society
The fifth episode of the APS Podcast Series—Great Talks at the American Philosophical Society—is now available! Tune in for a conversation between Librarian Patrick Spero...
American Philosophical Society
Why would a government publish a map claiming land they do not control? Why would the citizens of a young nation—still recovering from a war...
Renée Wolcott
My series on the conservation treatment of Ben Franklin’s 1760 Book of Common Prayer closes with the restoration of the book’s damaged leather binding. Why...
Joseph DiLullo
Digitizing material from the Library’s collection is a great way to provide access to the unique material held at the APS. However, this can sometimes...
Adrianna Link
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt (elected to the APS in 1804), the German explorer-naturalist-philosopher who revolutionized our view...
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American Philosophical Society
Each year, the Library at the American Philosophical Society hosts a rich intellectual community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in fields including...
American Philosophical Society
The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) at the American Philosophical Society Library invites applications for a one-year fellowship for scholars with terminal degrees in fields...