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Cynthia Heider
November 11, 2018, will mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the historic day when the First World War was declared officially over. As this...
Tracey deJong
In the process of bringing new order to the oversize collection, I have come across drawings that were separated from their collections over the centuries....
Anne Downey
When interviewing for the position of Assistant Conservator for Archival Materials, Anisha struck me with her quiet, sure-footed demeanor. I thought at the time, “Wow,...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia invites applications for long and short-term research fellowships for scholars working in all fields , and especially those...
Renée Wolcott
My apologies for the much-delayed fifth installment in the saga of Ben Franklin’s Book of Common Prayer ! In my last post , I discussed...
Earle Spamer
The American Philosophical Society holds many illustrations made by the celebrated 18th and 19th-century artists Charles Willson Peale and his sons. Peale, noted for his...
American Philosophical Society
The Jonathan E. Rhoads Medal for Distinguished Service to Medicine will be awarded to Timothy R. Billiar on October 25, 2018 in a ceremony at...
Estelle Markel-Joyet
Not all library items are created equal. Some monographs and maps are straightforward and present little-to-no problems for the Cataloging Department. The more interesting items...