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Renée Wolcott
In April 2016, Benjamin Franklin descendant Mai Duane Harper and her husband, James A. Harper, presented the APS Library with a lectern-sized edition of the...
Scott Ziegler
As part of the Center for Digital Scholarship’s Open Data Initiative , we have been reformatting APS Library collections as computational data. We’re happy to...
Renée Wolcott
As a young man, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote his own epitaph: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an old Book, Its...
Estelle Markel-Joyet
Behold! A French translation of the Transactions of the Royal Society of London, printed in Paris, and bound by a provincial German binder. One could...
Adrianna Link
In commemoration of the 275 th anniversary of the American Philosophical Society’s founding in 1743 and the birth of its long-time President, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826,...
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Welcome to the new American Philosophical Society website! This site features a mobile-friendly design and more intuitive navigation to meet the needs of APS Members,...
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Karissa Muratore
Fig. 1: Mending letter. Photo by Anne Downey. Last time we spoke, I was introducing you to a 19th-century letter in need of treatment. Due...
Michael Miller
An important, yet at times challenging, task of manuscript processing is identifying the authors of letters. Archivists need to employ various strategies and consult various...