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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Ashton Dunkley
My summer research project with the Native American Scholars Initiative focused on the experiences of Lenape people who remained in their homelands, currently known as...
Madalina Veres
On April 16, 1802, the Swedish pastor Nicholas Collin (APS 1789) sent the American Philosophical Society a manuscript map by Samuel Fahlberg (1758-1834), displaying the...
Mowana Lomaomvaya
When conducting my initial searches in the archives of the American Philosophical Society (APS), I developed an interest in collections related to Carlisle Indian Industrial...
Will Fenton
As tense as today’s immigration debate may feel, many historians rightfully note that it pales in comparison to the early 20th century, when federal government...
lhuff
by Layla Huff I attend Morgan State University, where I am a rising sophomore, a member of the Honors College, and a history major. I...
Cynthia Heider
This installment is a continuation of a previous article, visit part one here. Finding information about female apprentices in early modern period was more difficult...
Ann Reinhardt
Florence Barbara Seibert (1897-1991) was an American biochemist who invented the first reliable tuberculosis test and helped improve the safety of intravenous injections. Born in...
Cynthia Heider
Here at the American Philosophical Society's Center for Digital Scholarship, I spent several months this past winter continuing the work of former CV Starr Explore...