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Abelardo de la Cruz de la Cruz
Header image: Sketch of Pedro Alatriste’s corn field in Zacapoaxtla, Puebla, showing how to sow beans and maize in the same field. Drawn by John...
Paul Sutherland
The two largest Boas-related collections at the American Philosophical Society are fairly clear in scope and frequently consulted. The American Council of Learned Societies Collection...
Susan Anderson
Header image: Portrait of Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. by Jon R. Friedman, 2005. In previous blogs, I’ve explored the phenomena of getting to know someone...
Michael Miller
I wanted to share a tool with you that I have found invaluable in processing the Vaux Family Papers (Ms.Coll.73). The Vaux family is a...
Renée Wolcott
Two previous blog posts by Anisha Gupta and myself shared the problems with iron gall ink, which was used for almost all the manuscripts in...
Bethany Farrell
Header image: A medallion with a profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin made in 1777 while he was a diplomat in France. APS.] For me, the...
American Philosophical Society
Inspired by its 2023 exhibition Women in Science, the American Philosophical Society is organizing two international conferences that will explore the history of women in...
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Joseph DiLullo
The Ivan Sanderson Papers hold an amazing array of archival material, covering topics from natural history to radio and television programming to cryptozoology. Sanderson was...