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.

Assistant to the Librarian

Brenna Holland is the Assistant to the Librarian at the American Philosophical Society. She earned her Ph.D. in History from Temple University and is revising her manuscript (heavily researched at the APS) on gender and capitalism in early America, titled Free Market Family: Stephen Girard and the Culture of Capitalism in Philadelphia. Before joining the APS, Brenna taught at the University of the Sciences, served as the Editorial Assistant at the Journal of the Early Republic, and held fellowships from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the APS. She also has a B.A. from Colgate University, where she majored in History and Molecular Biology.