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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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...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society is pleased to announce the launch of PAL (People Also Liked), a circulation data-driven recommendation tool designed specifically for archives and...
American Philosophical Society
With regret, we note the passing, at the age of 85, of Mary Maples Dunn, the Society's co-Executive Officer from 2002–2007. Mary's New York Times...