As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Center for Digital Scholarship

Content related to projects, digitization efforts, or initiatives of the Center for Digital Scholarship.

American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA, September 4, 2020 – With an eye towards the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding in 2026, the American Philosophical Society (APS), in...
Bayard Miller
The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) is pleased to announce the launch of Investigating Indentured Servitude: Visualizing Experiences of Colonial America. This digital exhibition is...
Robert M. Hauser
The COVID-19 pandemic will lead to unprecedented numbers of mail-in votes for November’s general election, raising the question of whether the U.S. Postal Service is...
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...
Cynthia Heider
There are few things as tantalizing to the imagination as finding a mysterious object in an archival collection, especially one that's already full of more...
Michael Madeja
Throughout May, the APS Library & Museum Programming division (often internally referred to as “LAMP”) will be doing a social media takeover of the Society’s...
American Philosophical Society
Updated August 10, 2020 While onsite programs are on hold, there are many ways to engage with APS events and collections remotely in the coming...
Joseph DiLullo
Now available to view in the Digital Library, the Samuel George Morton Papers have been digitized in their entirety. Samuel George Morton (1799-1851, APS 1828)...