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Charles Greifenstein
Header Image: Francis Peyton Rous. Picture courtesy of the Royal Society. Letters are the type of document used most frequently by researchers who visit the...
American Philosophical Society
The Center for Digital Editing, the American Philosophical Society, and the Papers of Thomas Jefferson Editorial Project at Princeton University Receive NEH Support to Plan...
American Philosophical Society
By Madeleine Engle, Cultural Fieldwork Initiative Intern, 2021 Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of working in the Education Programs Department at...
American Philosophical Society
Each year, the Library & Museum at the American Philosophical Society hosts a rich intellectual community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in...
Marian Christ
Header image: Annie Jump Cannon, circa 1895. Credited to Linda Hall Library. Annie Jump Cannon was born in 1863 and elected to the American Philosophical...
Adrianna Link
The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society is currently accepting applications for its 2022-2023 residential fellowships. With collections pertaining to over 650 Indigenous...
Anne Downey
It is impossible for any sensitive person to look at a star-filled sky without being stirred by thoughts of creation and eternity. The mystery of...
Michael Miller
In his biography on Charles Thomson (1729-1824), historian J. Edwin Hendricks noted “the Enlightenment in America was not wholly confined to the advancement of useful...