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Virtual Friends Event: New Acquisitions in the APS Library Collections with David Gary

1:00 p.m. ET

Friends of the APS will receive an email invitation. Not a Friend yet? Email Alexis Anderson at aanderson@amphilsoc.org

September 24, 2021

1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

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Please come to see a sampling of the wide variety of materials APS has recently acquired, including an extremely rare natural history book for children from the 1790s, photographs of the last living veterans of the American Revolution, and a letter written at Valley Forge by an APS Member involving one of the most important maps of the period. The event will be held virtually via Zoom.

David Gary is the Associate Director of Collections at the Library and Museum of the American Philosophical Society. Previously, he was the Curator of Printed Materials at the APS. David oversees the cataloging, conservation, reference, and manuscript processing departments and manages the front desk and reading room. He is involved in the entire cycle of collecting, from acquisition to description to public use of material. David holds a PhD in American history from the City University of New York's Graduate Center and an MLS from City University of New York's Queens College. His personal research focuses on the history of the book and print culture in early America.