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Dynette Chavez
Upon arrival at the APS for my summer internship I was unsure of what I wanted to research because I knew there would be multiple...
Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz
I came to the American Philosophical Society (APS) with no prior experience with archival research and was excited to have the opportunity to work with...
Tierrany Keahna
When I arrived at the American Philosophical Society (APS) I was unsure of what exactly I would be researching. As a member of the Sac...
American Philosophical Society
Each year, the Library & Museum at the American Philosophical Society hosts a rich intellectual community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in...
Susan Laquer
As an archivist, I’ve worked with a variety of institutional archives, ranging from a hospital, to a museum, and now the American Philosophical Society (APS)...
Alexandra Rospond
Weather affects our everyday lives. We look it up before we go outside, to work, or to school. Today, we can check weather forecasts on...
Renée Wolcott
Once I had solved the problem of resewing John Blair’s Chronology and History of the World from Creation to the Year of Christ, 1788, which...
D. O. McCullough
The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum exhibition, Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, explores the obstacles and opportunities people without formal training can face when trying...