APS buildings are open to staff and invited visitors. The Library is under renovation until early 2022. We are doing a major upgrade to our technological infrastructure, making some digital collections and services unavailable. If you need immediate assistance with collections, please contact reference@amphilsoc.org.

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Anna Shuff
In the summer of 2020, my research at the APS as a Curatorial Intern, has been focused on the effects of climate on the human...
Janine Boldt
Benjamin Franklin was represented in portraits in nearly every medium: painting, prints, sculpture, medallions, ceramic, textiles, etc. According to Franklin himself, his face was “as...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum is excited to announce our 2020-2021 Fellowship recipients! This year, the Society has awarded five long-term fellowships, one...
American Philosophical Society
By Rosemarie Fettig, Bryn Mawr College 2019 Curatorial Research Intern In my research for Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, I learned that birds crop up with...
Janine Boldt
Above image: Thomas Sully after Bass Otis, Caspar Wistar, 1830 (original 1817). Oil on canvas. APS. If you have spent time in the second-floor conference...
Janine Boldt
This is the second post of a two-part blog. Read part one here. In 1896, the American Philosophical Society acquired its second portrait of Robert...
American Philosophical Society
Updated August 23, 2021 The Society is currently open to staff, invited guests, and research fellows. As the APS Museum begins to welcome visitors and...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, proudly bears the title of the nation's oldest learned society. Our founders participated in the...