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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American Philosophical Society
During the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic, APS Council has passed a rare public resolution on behalf of the Membership calling on Congress to...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society is pleased to welcome new Members elected to the Society in 2020. Election to the American Philosophical Society honors extraordinary accomplishments...
Michael Madeja
Throughout May, the APS Library & Museum Programming division (often internally referred to as “LAMP”) will be doing a social media takeover of the Society’s...
Jeffery Appelhans
In June of 1813, Thomas Jefferson, then President of the American Philosophical Society, wrote to APS Vice-President Caspar Wistar: “I found him what you had...
Tracey deJong
A researcher interested in the Whiskey Rebellion of 1795 recently shed new light on this remarkable, yet undated, petition. Over the years, this petition has...
American Philosophical Society
By Janine Yorimoto Boldt and Emily A. Margolis While doing research on Mesmerism (also called animal magnetism) for the exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, we...
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...
Renée Wolcott
Willman Spawn Conservation Intern Joanna Hurd spent only two weeks at the American Philosophical Society before the novel coronavirus sent everyone home, but in that...