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Susan Laquer
Several weeks ago, I introduced you to Hampton L. Carson, a geneticist who donated his papers to the American Philosophical Society. We touched on his...
Janine Boldt
When I began researching for the upcoming exhibition, Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, I admittedly knew relatively little about Benjamin Franklin’s wife, Deborah Read Franklin (d...
Estelle Markel-Joyet
If you were a hip teenager in Soviet Russia in the 1960s, you’d have owned some Bone Music. Because rock music was banned and because...
Adrianna Link
Building on the collaborative, community-engaged work of the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), the APS Library & Museum launched...
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Cynthia Heider
This winter’s weather has been remarkably mild in Philadelphia, so it may be the perfect time to share an artifact in our Print Collection showing...
Renée Wolcott
I met one of my favorite collection items at the APS on the day I interviewed for my job as assistant conservator. Patrick Spero, the...
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)...
Valerie-Anne Lutz
Susan Laquer joined the APS last May after 21 years as archivist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As we reviewed applicants for the archivist...