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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Fresh off of the LAMP (Library and Museum Programming) takeover of the APS’s social media accounts, June will transition us into the APS Museum Guide...
Brian Carpenter
In his 1971 essay, “Skeletons in the Anthropological Closet,” William Shedrick Willis, Jr. (1921-1983) laid out a stunning critique of anthropology that continues to have...
Kyle Roberts
This week, we continue our exploration of the series of cooking recipes, found in the American Philosophical Society’s collections of Benjamin Franklin’s manuscripts. Nearly sixty...
Michael Madeja
As the Library & Museum Programming staff provided content for the #LAMPTakeover of APS social media in May 2020, plenty of ideas didn’t quite come...
Michael Madeja
If you’ve been spending as much time on Zoom or are longing for a change in scenery like we are, we suggest using these images...
Kyle Roberts
In the APS’s voluminous collections of Franklin’s manuscripts are a series of cooking recipes, mostly undated and a majority written in French. APS Member and...
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...
Susan Laquer
American scientist and cytogeneticist Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) was a pioneer in genetics research in the early 20th century, a time when few women worked in...