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Alexandra Rospond
Starting in October 2023, the American Philosophical Society (APS) began a transcription program to transcribe documents included in the digital portal, The Revolutionary City: A...
Renée Wolcott
In the APS Conservation Department, winter is museum time. We check the items from the APS Library that were exhibited in the previous year, and...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society and the Library Company of Philadelphia, two eminent institutions based in Philadelphia, were founded by Benjamin Franklin to improve society through...
Tracey deJong
Oliver Evans engraving, APS Print Collection: Persons (EY 12.02). APS. Oliver Evans (1755-1819) was born in Delaware, and became a prolific inventor. One of his...
Marian Christ
Portrait of Sara Yorke Stevenson by Leopold Seyffert presented to the University Museum in 1917 in honor of her 70th birthday. Courtesy of the University...
Joel Herman
Historians of Britain, Ireland, and early America have approached the imperial crisis of the late 18th century from a number of angles, seeking to diagnose...
Stefano Furlan
Header Image: Katharine Way, undated. Photo courtesy of Physics Today . When I was first asked whether I could contribute something original to the story...
American Philosophical Society
18th and 19th century Philadelphia was a hive of scientific discovery, inspiring artists and scientists to capture the beauty, excitement, and complexity of the natural...