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Susan Anderson
As an archivist, I find interesting materials when processing the American Philosophical Society’s institutional records. Sometimes an unusual item will be part of a similar...
Melanie Rinehart
Sophonisba Angusciola Peale was born on April 24, 1786, to noted American polymath Charles Willson Peale and his wife Rachel Brewer Peale. The second daughter...
Anabelle Rodríguez
Header image: The site core at Xunantunich: Looking south towards El Castillo (Structure A-6) from the summit of Structure A-11. Xunantunich is the oldest archaeological...
Dynette Chavez
Upon arrival at the APS for my summer internship I was unsure of what I wanted to research because I knew there would be multiple...
Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz
I came to the American Philosophical Society (APS) with no prior experience with archival research and was excited to have the opportunity to work with...
Tierrany Keahna
When I arrived at the American Philosophical Society (APS) I was unsure of what exactly I would be researching. As a member of the Sac...
American Philosophical Society
Each year, the Library & Museum at the American Philosophical Society hosts a rich intellectual community of scholars working on a wide-range of projects in...
Susan Anderson
As an archivist, I’ve worked with a variety of institutional archives, ranging from a hospital, to a museum, and now the American Philosophical Society (APS)...