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Sabrina Bocanegra
The Revolutionary City project team continues to work behind the scenes to keep the project on track despite delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While...
Joseph DiLullo
The APS’s Library holds in its collection the anthropological work of Louis E. King. King was a Black anthropologist educated at Columbia who did important...
American Philosophical Society
Pictured: 2021 NASI Interns Tieranny Keahna, Dynette Chavez, and Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz with NASI Program Director Tiffanie Hardbarger Philadelphia [July 14, 2021]—The American Philosophical Society in...
Michael Miller
Header image: John Jones, after George Romney. Edmund Burke, 1790. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, London. Since its inception in 1743 by founder Benjamin Franklin...
Paul Sutherland
Archival collections are constantly reframed by individuals interacting with them and oversights brought about by incomplete understandings can alter their use for years at a...
American Philosophical Society
Contact: 215-701-4427 communications@amphilsoc.org Philadelphia [June 23, 2021]— The Declaration of Independence is an iconic document, famous for the signers’ distinctive signatures and the bold heading...
Charles Greifenstein
The 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia was perhaps the greatest disaster to hit the young United States. 5,000 died—ten percent of the city’s population—and...
Susan Laquer
As an APS Archivist, I’ve had the honor of working with the records of the Society’s Members, such as geneticists Hampton Carson and Barbara McClintock...