The APS Library will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday 2/24 and Thursday 2/27.

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Janine Boldt
When I began researching for the upcoming exhibition, Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, I admittedly knew relatively little about Benjamin Franklin’s wife, Deborah Read Franklin (d...
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...
American Philosophical Society
APS offices, the Library reading room, and the Museum gallery will be closed on select dates in November and December 2019. November Holiday Hours APS...
American Philosophical Society
By Rosemarie Fettig, Bryn Mawr College 2019 Curatorial Research Intern The following blog post is adapted from a presentation given as part of the APS...
Adrianna Link
Inspired by its 2020 exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum is organizing a daylong symposium that explores the nature...
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American Philosophical Society
Photo of Wyck by Robert Buzzard Photography The collection provides invaluable primary source material for American History topics c.1690-1970, including Yellow Fever, Horticulture, Brewing, Meteorology...
American Philosophical Society
By Sean Keenan Bryn Mawr College, 2019 APS Curatorial Intern Benjamin Franklin’s intellect swept him up in the tides of scientific knowledge of the 18th...