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.

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American Philosophical Society
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg was elected to the APS in 2006 as a Resident member in Class 5. She attended two Meetings, participating in...
Brian Carpenter
The American Philosophical Society (APS) is pleased to announce a new $200,000 grant it has received from the National Science Foundation’s Dynamic Language Infrastructure program...
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...
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...
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...
Renée Wolcott
Joseph Priestley, a chemist who isolated oxygen and several other gases, was also a teacher. His focus on pedagogy led him to create some of...
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...