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 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...
Valerie-Anne Lutz
As the voices of people who were enslaved are too often lost to time, historians and archivists strive to locate every letter and reference and...
Estelle Markel-Joyet
Since November 2003, the American Philosophical Society has recorded and preserved almost all of the lectures given at the biannual Meetings in November and April...
David Gary
Here at the APS Library & Museum we’re always excited to see the publications that come from research done in the archives. From Quaker women...
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
While the Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer, staff have already developed a number of policies...