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.

Director of Publications
Photograph of Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1978 with a B.A. in English and certification in Elementary Education. She received an M.A. in Liberal Arts Education in 1986. After teaching seventh grade from 1978 to 1981 at St. Bernadette School in Drexel Hill, PA, Ms. McDonald worked as a copy editor for TV Guide Magazine in Radnor, PA for eight years and a Senior Production Editor for P.M. Gordon Associates in Philadelphia, PA for twelve years. She came to the American Philosophical Society in August 2001. As Director of Publications, Ms. McDonald oversees the editing and production of all publications, including a quarterly journal and paperback and case-bound monographs, as well as other small and large publications. She manages and supervises a small editorial staff and works with a select team of outside vendors to handle the composition and printing of the books.