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Paul Sutherland
In 2015—her hundredth year—Amelia Susman Schultz donated a portion of her papers to the American Philosophical Society, a small but important and unusual collection. They...
American Philosophical Society
Congratulations to the American Philosophical Society Fellowship recipients for 2019-2020! This year the Society awarded six long-term, two digital humanities, and twenty-five short-term fellowships for...
Charles Greifenstein
The Klondike Gold Rush lasted from August 1896 to August 1899. During that time an estimated 100,000 people, mostly men, tried to reach the gold...
Cynthia Heider
The American Philosophical Society’s Center for Digital Scholarship is delighted to announce the culmination of another one of our Open Data Initiatives. The Book of...
Janine Boldt
Header image: Edward Savage, The Washington Family , 1789-1796. Oil on canvas. 213.6 x 284.2 cm. (84 1/8 x 111 7/8 in.) National Gallery of...
American Philosophical Society
The fifth episode of the APS Podcast Series—Great Talks at the American Philosophical Society—is now available! Tune in for a conversation between Librarian Patrick Spero...
American Philosophical Society
Why would a government publish a map claiming land they do not control? Why would the citizens of a young nation—still recovering from a war...
Renée Wolcott
My series on the conservation treatment of Ben Franklin’s 1760 Book of Common Prayer closes with the restoration of the book’s damaged leather binding. Why...