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Valerie-Anne Lutz
Preserved between the pages of a pamphlet in the APS Library is a small yellow butterfly, which may have been placed there over 200 years...
Alex Mazzaferro
Early membership lists make it clear that women were almost entirely excluded from the American Philosophical Society during its first century of existence. The Society’s...
David Gary
The American Philosophical Society’s archive ( Series VII.2.e ) holds an astounding record of nearly 140 years of reading by Members of the Society from...
Janine Boldt
Header image: Georges de Bois St. Lys, Plan de la Ville, des Rades et des Environs du Port au Prince , ca.1800. Ink on paper....
Michael Miller
One of the joys of manuscript processing is discovering the unexpected. In the Vaux Family Papers, a collection of papers relating to a family of...
American Philosophical Society
By Erin Holmes and Amy Ellison, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellows Like most institutions of its age, the American Philosophical Society has been overwhelmingly...
Anisha Gupta
Paper conservation treatment can range from cleaning soot off an old map to mending tears in a letter to putting a print in a water...
American Philosophical Society
The fourth episode of the APS Podcast series—Great Talks at the APS—is now available! Tune in for a conversation between Patrick and Dr. Douglas Massey...