As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

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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 the original...
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...
American Philosophical Society
Two APS Members are among the 2018 Nobel laureates. Frances Arnold (APS 2018) received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and William Nordhaus (APS 2013) received...
Charles Greifenstein
In 1954, the American Philosophical Society and Yale University teamed up to establish the Papers of Benjamin Franklin program, a project to publish with scholarly...
Michael Miller
The American Philosophical Society Library is currently processing the Vaux Family Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.73), a large and expansive collection dating from 1690–1996. The Vauxes were a...
American Philosophical Society
The Library at the American Philosophical Society supports a diverse community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in fields including early American history...