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Estelle Markel-Joyet
Walt Whitman’s most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was not well received by Philadelphia’s high society. It was deemed obscene for its overt sensuality for...
American Philosophical Society
Photograph from Andrea Brock, 2018 Franklin Grant recipient, depicting a sediment core sample extraction next to the Theater of Marcellus in Rome. Congratulations to the...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum is excited to announce its 2021-2022 Fellowship recipients! This year, the Society has awarded eight long-term fellowships and...
Tracey deJong
While adding 5,000 engravings and prints of persons in the APS’s collections to our online catalog, the name of Jacob (Meyer) Philadelphia (1720/1735–1795) caught my...
Rebecca Cypess
Header image: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, L’Étude. Portrait of Anne-Louise Boyvin d’Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy (late 1760s). Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. In his fanciful, poignant essay...
American Philosophical Society
The Library & Museum at the American Philosophical Society supports a diverse community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in fields including early...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society is pleased to welcome new Members elected to the Society in 2021. Election to the American Philosophical Society honors extraordinary accomplishments...
Joseph DiLullo
The Caspar Wistar Papers are now digitized and available to view in the APS Digital Library. The entirety of the collection is presented in a...