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Scott Ziegler
During the summer of 2017, C.V. Starr Center Explore America Intern Ben Weinstein digitized the descriptively titled volume, “Book of Record of Indentures of Individuals...
Renée Wolcott
This manuscript, Vocabulario de la Lengua Cakchiquel y Guatimalteca by Thomás de Coto, was bound in parchment around 1700. The leaves of the thick book...
Marian Christ
In 2015, APS Member Hans Aarsleff, a distinguished scholar in the history of linguistics, donated a beautiful collection of books on linguistics and philosophy to...
Will Fenton
By any measure, public health leader Victor George Heiser (1873-1972) lived a long, productive, and vigorous life. His eighty-six diaries (1890-1970) predate the Spanish-American War...
Will Fenton
Well before she became a leader in comparative linguistics, Mary Rosamond Haas (1910–1996) maintained a diary (1928–1931) that provides some candid insights from her formative...
Karissa Muratore
The path to becoming a conservator is not easy, but it can be fun. As with most things, the best way to learn is by...
dmarsh
Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia showcases the Peale family’s influence on early American popular culture through their pursuits as not only portraitists, but patriots...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society has named Robert Mason Hauser as its new Executive Officer effective June 12, 2017. Hauser succeeds Keith Stewart Thomson, who will...