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Adrianna Link
Inspired by its 2020 exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum is organizing a daylong symposium that explores the nature...
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Charles Greifenstein
The APS has received the papers of physicist Freeman Dyson (APS 1976). In May 2019, Curator of Manuscripts Charles Greifenstein visited Dyson at the Institute...
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Photo of Wyck by Robert Buzzard Photography The collection provides invaluable primary source material for American History topics c.1690-1970, including Yellow Fever, Horticulture, Brewing, Meteorology...
Cynthia Heider
The American Philosophical Society holds many of the papers relating to Elisha Kent Kane, a 19th-century doctor and explorer. In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ll...
Estelle Markel-Joyet
Athelstan Spilhaus was not only the owner of a truly unique name, he was also a geologist, oceanographer, inventor, science communicator, and president of The...
American Philosophical Society
By Sean Keenan Bryn Mawr College, 2019 APS Curatorial Intern Benjamin Franklin’s intellect swept him up in the tides of scientific knowledge of the 18th...
Bayard Miller
The recently digitized William Parker Foulke papers are a rich resource for many areas of scholarly and public engagement. Foulke, a trained attorney and active...
American Philosophical Society
With the onset of a new season at the APS, the Library & Museum is excited to announce the arrival of a new staff member...