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
Congratulations to the American Philosophical Society Fellowship recipients for 2018-2019! Each year, the Society offers two long-term, two digital humanities, and twenty to twenty-five short-term...
Brian Carpenter
Image above: Studio portrait of George Hunt and Jonathan Hunt, 1920. The manuscripts of George Hunt (1856-1931) are one of the largest and most important...
American Philosophical Society
The following persons were offered membership in the American Philosophical Society at the conclusion of the Members' Business Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018: CLASS...
Earle Spamer
“Climate change” is a touchy subject these days. But in order to have arguments in the first place, some baseline information about past climate has...
Jessica Frankenfield
They calculated the size of the solar system, explored distant lands, shed light on the origins of life, unearthed ancient fossils, invented computer technologies, cured...
Marian Christ
One of the truly rare and intriguing items in the APS Library collections is a star atlas compiled by John Bevis, a physician (1683-1771) who...
Madalina Veres
On September 17, 1847, the Members of the American Philosophical Society concluded their meeting by gathering in the Librarian’s room to examine a singing mouse...
American Philosophical Society
We are pleased to announce that the American Philosophical Society Library is now part of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). To date, the...