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.

Blog

Explore to learn more about what's going on at the APS.
Adrianna Link
The American Philosophical Society Library invites scholars in all fields to submit paper proposals for an interdisciplinary symposium that will explore the ways that social...
Tags
Michael Madeja
Curious Old City visitors might be pondering what that skeleton in the American Philosophical Society’s Jefferson Garden is. Its tall, wooden frame leaves much to...
American Philosophical Society
Header image: Evening sunshine outside the Iñupiat Heritage Center and adjoining Tuzzy Library, May 2017. By Holly Miowak Guise, History Ph.D. graduate Yale University, Digital...
Alexandra Rospond
Today when a visitor walks into a natural history museum there are dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures that they can identify right away. Some people know...
Marian Christ
In February of 1831, a 12-year-old Maria Mitchell quietly sat beside her father in their house on the isolated island of Nantucket and observed an...
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...
Ian McAlpin
CNAIR Stories: Watt Sam as Natchez Cherokee Collaborator Header image: Watt Sam on his Porch. Lantern Slide by John Reed Swanton. National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian...
American Philosophical Society
By Benjamin Breeden, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah; Lewis and Clark Field Scholar 2017–2018 In southwestern Japan—far from the bright lights and...